Turkey cannot recover ancient ‘Stargazer’ idol from Christie’s, US judge rules

According to Christie's, the 22.9-cm idol dates from 3000 to 2200 BC and is one of the finest and largest preserved Anatolian marble female idols of Kiliya type. Named for the slight upward tilt of its head as if toward the heavens, it was excavated from Turkey after 1906. (Screenshot)





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