Art Dealer Helps Restituting Ancient Cyprus Vase

The small archaic vase to be repatriated belongs to the so-called Bichrome ware as does this pottery in the museum of Salamis (Cyprus). Photo: Gerdl / CC BY-SA 3.0
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Eagle-eyed IADAA member Costas Paraskevaides has been doing his bit for the restitution cause in this case of an ancient Cypriot vase. The 6cm high Bichrome ware vase dates from 750-600 BC and had been looted and illegally exported following the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974.

Costas, who owns Art Ancient, based in Chelsea, spotted the vase on the London market and organised its repatriation through the Cypriot High Commission and the Metropolitan Police.

This article was published in the IADAA newsletter of August 2020.

For more information on the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art go to the IADAA website.

In length Cyprus Mail published on this subject.

This is the website of Costas Paraskevaides’ business Art Ancient.