Monday, August 07, 2006

Antique Torah Subject of Legal Battle

A former curator stole a 13th-century manuscript Torah from the French national library. Christie's auction house sold said Torah to Brooklyn art/antiquities dealer Yosef Goldman. The Bibliotheque Nationale has sued Goldman for return of the Torah, who has now in turn sued Christie's for selling it to him in the first place. The AP has the story, calling the situation "an antiquities lover's triangle."