This lot from the Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, NC is accompanied by two documents demonstrating that the collection was acquired legally with the full knowledge of the Cypriot Government.
The first document, a one page official message dated January 1990 and signed by Cypriot President George Vassiliou
, praises the North Carolina museum and endorses its cultural and historic mission.
The second document is a notarized affidavit signed by the museum's director
. It declares that all of the museum's antiquities were acquired legally with the full knowledge of the Cypriot Government and that there were documented visits to the museum by Cypriot dignitaries.
Large Cypro-Geometric Jar, Ex. Cesnola Collection, circa 1050-750 B.C., red ware, two-handled form with shallow circular base, overall paint decoration; old museum number on underside.
Ex. Cesnola Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, deaccessioned 1928; Ex. Witchita Art Museum. Mid-20th century letter of provenance is included.
A Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture from The Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, North Carolina
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