Hounds Export Bar

July 4 2020

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Picture: ArtDaily

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

A temporary export bar has been placed by the British Government on a pair of marble hounds dating from the 2nd century AD. These beautiful Roman statues were excavated in the late eighteenth century and were once in the collection of the British antiquarian Thomas Hope.

Any institution hoping to keep them in the country will have to find £2,000,000 to purchase them. The decision on the export license has been deferred to 2 October 2020.

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