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Faussaires et marchands d’antiquités au sud de l’Empire russe (fin du XIXe et début du XXe s.) — lecture by Askold Ivantchik at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

On October 15, 2019, at the invitation of Professor Nathan Badoud, the head of the Centre for Classical and Oriental Archaeology Askold Ivantchik gave a lecture on “Faussaires et marchands d’antiquités au sud de l’Empire russe (fin du XIXe et début du XXe s.)” at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Faussaires et marchands d’antiquités au sud de l’Empire russe (fin du XIXe et début du XXe s.) — lecture by Askold Ivantchik at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

Prof. Ivantchik told about the origin and development of trade in antiquities, real and fake, in the Russian Empire in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Particular attention was paid to the “antiquities factory” of the Hochman brothers in Odessa and Ochakov, which produced many fake Greek inscriptions and jewelry, including the most famous of them—the “tiara of Saitafernes”, bought by the Louvre.

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