Wednesday, October 9, 2013

News on Artifact Fakes

Every so often someone brings an archaeological artifact to me for authentication. Most of these end up being fakes, which is a good thing for those who bring them in since there is no law against owning a fake.

This artifact made the news recently.

Experts are calling it a fake. I am not an expert on this particular country, but compared to what I have seen I would be inclined to agree. The hindquarters do not look right to me. You can read all about it here. It is telling that this article did not appear in a media outlet in the United States.