$34.99 Sculpture at Texas Goodwill Turns Out to Be a Priceless Roman Bust

Sculpture Sold for $34.99 at Texas Goodwill Turns Out to Be Priceless Roman Bust

You never know what treasures you could find at Goodwill.

Laura Young of Austin, Texas, purchased a marble bust, from a local Goodwill, in 2018 – for $34.99.

When she got home she did some research, and soon realized the bust could be a lot more valuable than it seemed.

She reached out to an auction house in London, which confirmed the sculpture was likely ancient and seemed looted.  It’s simply titled “Portrait of a Man;” and it was sculpted some time in the 1st century B.C. or early A.D., according to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Experts believe the sculpture was looted from a German museum after WWII, and taken home by a U.S. soldier.  But what happened between then, and its arrival at Goodwill, decades later, is a mystery.

The bust is temporarily on display at the San Antonio Museum of Art, through May 21st, 2023.

See more, here:  (Yahoo)

 

  • A woman bought a marble must for about $35 at a Texas Goodwill location back in 2018, but soon discovered it was an ancient art piece that was likely looted from a German museum after WWII and taken home by a US soldier
  • The bust is temporarily on display at the San Antonio Museum of Art through May 21st, 2023


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