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April 7   -   ArtsJournal: music

Is This Medieval Statue Of King David At The Met A Forgery?

Last week, the New York Post published news of a possible scandal: a 12th-century head of King David, said to be originally from the portal of Notre-Dame de Paris, may be a 20th-century fake. And, writes Noah Charney in his examination of the story, "there is a backstory that has even identified a potential forger, and it involves a former Monuments Man, James Rorimer, ... [who had been] the curator for medieval art at the Met."


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