ROME – The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has pledged to keep an important Greek statue after Italy's highest court rejected its appeal against a decision ordering the return of the work to Italy.
The ANSA news agency announced that the Court of Cassation had dismissed the appeal filed earlier this week.
"Victorious Youth", a bronze dating back to 300 BC at 100 BC J.-C., is one of the highlights of the Getty collection.
An Italian court in Pesaro ordered his return in 2010, at the height of the Italian campaign to recover antiquities looted on his territory and sold to museums and private collectors around the world.
The Getty claims that Italy has no rights to the bronze removed from the sea in 1964.
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