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Auction of 4,500-year-old Sardinian icon stopped

The coast of Sardinia.
The coast of Sardinia. Image by Cristiano Cani / CC BY 2.0

Sardinian politician Mauro Pili claims to have stopped the auction of a 4,500-year-old mother-goddess icon by Christie’s, which was due to take place in New York on 11 December. Pili wants the icon, which is potentially worth up to US$1.2 million, to be returned to Sardinia. Read more: ansa.it