Friday, 16 December 2016

Archaic Greek head of a Kore statuette


FBI database:

2,500 year old Greek marble head.

sculpture woman; head Nose and lower part of face missing.

Incident TypeStolen Crime CategorysculptureMakerGreece Period500 BC MaterialsmarbleMeasurements12.00 cm

Roman marble head of a child


FBI database:

Eros-Cherub

sculpture child; bust

Incident TypeStolen Crime CategorysculptureMakerRoman; Hatra Materialsmarble

Roman female marble head from Hatra


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(Listed under "Apollo")

sculpture woman; bust

Incident TypeStolen Crime CategorysculptureMakerRoman; Hatra Materialsmarble


Roman statuette of naked Venus


FBI database:

Aphrodite

sculpture nude woman; head missing

Incident TypeStolen Crime CategorysculptureMakerRoman Materialsmarble Measurements34.00 x 15.00 cm

Roman stele with a seated female personification and s standing god



FBI database:

Ochre limestone stele from Roman times depicting a woman seated, with a man standing beside her and a child sitting at their feet.

stele man; standing; woman; sitting; child

Incident TypeStolen Crime Categoryother-arts-and-antiques MakerTurkey; Roman Materialslimestone Measurements131.00 x 50.00 x 18.00 cm

Roman funerary stele


FBI database:

Roman Funerary Stele

funerary stele funeral; geometric

Incident Typestolen Crime Categoryother-arts-and-antiques MakerRoman Period200-400 ADMaterialsstone Measurements80.00 x 40.00 cm

Roman funerary stele with two low relief busts


FBI database:

Roman Funerary Stele

funerary stele funeral; woman; man

Incident Typestolen Crime Categoryother-arts-and-antiques MakerRoman Period2nd CenturyMaterialsmarble Measurements100.00 x 100.00 x 26.00 cm

Roman female marble head


FBI database:

Roman Marble Head

bust woman Inventory No: 79-176

Incident Typestolen Crime CategorysculptureMakerRoman Period200 B.C.-400 A.D.Materialsmarble Measurements24.00 x 21.00 x 10.00 cm

Egyptian male face in pink granite


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Sculpture of a face carved in pink granite.


sculpture portrait; face CMA number 88.97 on sculpture
Incident TypeStolen Crime CategorysculptureMakerEgyptian Period1350 BC Materialscarved, granite Measurements15.10 x 11.60 cm

https://www.jstor.org/stable/40000487?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=egyptian&searchText=cleveland&searchText=%2288.97%22&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3Degyptian%2Bcleveland%2B%252288.97%2522%26amp%3Bacc%3Don%26amp%3Bwc%3Don%26amp%3Bfc%3Doff%26amp%3Bgroup%3Dnone&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Egyptian black diorite male head


FBI database:

sculpture portrait; man; bust; bald; black CMA number 89.33 on sculpture Nose broken

Incident TypeStolen Crime CategorysculptureMakerEgyptian Period4th Century BCMaterialsdiorite Measurements17.80 x 11.70 cm

http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/25161319.pdf?loggedin=true

Egyptian mirror with Bes handle


FBI database:

Caryatid polished bronze mirror with handle in shape of god Bes.

mirror; sculpture lion; god; standing; Bes CMA number 83.195 on mirror

Incident TypeStolen Crime CategorymirrorMakerEgyptian Period1479-1425 BC Materialsbronze Measurements32.30 x 19.30 cm

Painted Egyptian Shabti


FBI database:

Figura Piedra Caliza Policromada

sculpture Egyptian; figure; standing; hieroglyphics

Incident TypeStolen Crime CategorysculptureMakerEgypt Period1292 - 1190 BCMeasurements23.80 cm

Egyptian bronze cat


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Incident TypeStolen Crime CategorysculptureMakerEgypt Period944-525 B.C. Materialsbronze Measurements13.80 cm

Nine Babylonian cuneiform bricks




FBI database: 

Nine Babylonian cuneiform bricks from single exhibit.


cuneiform tablet cuneiform

Incident TypeStolen Crime Categoryother-arts-and-antiques MakerBabylonian; Iraq Materialsbrick

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Stone slabs from reign of Assyrian King Adad-nirari.

FBI Database:

cuneiform tablet cuneiform

Incident TypeStolen Crime Categoryother-arts-and-antiques MakerAssyrian; Iraq Materialsstone

Phoenician standing male statuette


FBI Database: 

Phoenician 

sculpture figure; hat; standing Unsigned

Incident TypeStolen Crime CategorysculptureMakerSyria Period1400 BC MaterialsbronzeMeasurements10 x 2 in


Four Greek terracotta female statuettes


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Figuras Griegas

sculpture Greek; figure; standing

Incident TypeStolen Crime CategorysculptureMakerGreek Materialsterracotta

Roman 1st century BC glass bowl


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Vasija Griega Periodo Helenisco 1 ER. Siglo A.C.

bowl

Incident TypeStolen Crime CategorybowlMakerGreek 


Roman stele with Greek inscription and wreath



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Inscribed Roman Monument

building stone Greek Greek inscription carved on the front with a crown of leaves below it.

Incident TypeStolen Crime Categoryother-arts-and-antiques MakerByzantine; Turkey Materialsmarble Measurements66.50 x 11.00 cm

Byzantine Architectural element with bird motifs and foliage.


FBI Database:

Architectural embellishment decorated with bird motifs and foliage.

Incident TypeStolen Crime Categoryother-arts-and-antiques MakerByzantine; Turkey Materialsmarble Measurements66.50 x 11.00 cm

Bronze Constitution of Troesmis


In the FBI database: 

MakerRoman 
Period1st century AD
Materialsbronze 
Measurementsc, 60 cm in height


Material being marketed by ISIS

The DC US Attorney has just filed for forfeiture against four specific items found amongst ISIS files at near Deir Ezzor, Syria, they believe to be marketing towards the antiquities trade and collectors: https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/united-states-files-complaint-seeking-forfeiture-antiquities-associated-islamic-state

Specifically, the complaint alleges that the following items are subject to forfeiture:


Gold ring with carved gemstone (serpentine) 
This ring is believed to be from the Hellenistic/Roman period, dating approximately from 330 BC to 400 AD, and to have come from Deir Ezzor, Syria, which is near where the raid against Abu Sayyaf occurred. 



Gold coin featuring Antoninus Pius
This coin is believed to be Roman, dating to approximately 138-161 A.D., and is sourced to any large, urban Hellenistic or Roman city in Syria, including Apamea, Palmyra, Dura Europos, or Bosra. 




Gold coin featuring Emperor Hadrian Augustus Caesar
This coin is believed to be Roman, dating to approximately 125-128 AD, was probably minted in Rome, and is sourced to any large, urban Hellenistic or Roman city in Syria, including Apamea, Palmyra, Dura Europos, or Bosra. 




Carved Neo-Assyrian Stone
This is believed to be the upper portion of a round‐topped stone stela (upright stone slab bearing a relief design) carved with an image of a provincial official, most likely a eunuch, facing left, with his right forearm and hand raised. This item is believed to be from the archaeological site of Tell Ajaja in the Khabur region of northern Syria.

Neo-Assyrian Stone Stele

Inscription in cuneiform script to the god Samnuha.

Incident Typestolen Crime CategorysculptureMakerNeo-Assyrian Period859-824 B.C.Materialsstone



NB -             Because civil forfeitures are suits against the property itself, the complaint names the four above antiquities as the defendantsThe claims made in the complaint are only allegations and do not constitute a determination of liability.
            This case is being investigated by the FBI's Washington Field Office, with support from the U.S. Department of State. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Arvind K. Lal, Zia M. Faruqui, Deborah Curtis, Brian P. Hudak, Christopher B. Brown, and Ari Redbord, with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Toni Donato, all from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, are representing the government.
            The FBI reminds the public to come forward with any information they may have about stolen art or cultural heritage items. Tips can be submitted to tips.fbi.gov. Tipsters may remain anonymous.