Case Detail

Case info

case_id
254
object
Eye of Amenhotep III
initiated
1975
resolved
2008
duration
34
basis
part of mass return

Party info

complainant
The Supreme Council of Antiquities
complainant nation
Egypt
respondent
Private collector
respondent nation
Germany

Location info

provenience
Discovered by a Swiss mission on the west bank of Luxor, Egypt in 1970.
provenance
Smuggled out of Egypt around 1973, and then sold by the Galerie Nefer to Norbert Schimmel. Schimmel then sold it through Sotheby's to a private German collector.
current location
Egypt