The Associated Press is reporting that, as expected, right after the Getty Museum signed its deal with Italy promising to return 40 contested antiquities, the Italians dropped their civil case against the former Getty Curator Marion True. But, say the Italians, for now the separate criminal case against True will still be going forward. For now.
Could the disposition of that case depend on whether the Getty gives in to Italian demands for the return of the last disputed artifact, the Getty Bronze? Just wondering.