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Italian court to decide if the 'Getty Bronze' will stay in LA

by Take Two

Statue of a Victorious Youth; Unknown; Greece, Europe; 300 - 100 B.C.; Bronze with inlaid copper (J. Paul Getty Museum)

The Italian High Court is expected to rule soon on whether a 2,300-year-old statue should be returned to Italy.

The statue, known as both "Victorious Youth" and the "Getty Bronze," is on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu. The Getty purchased the statue in 1977, but in 2012, a lower court in Italy ordered the statue be handed over. The Getty then appealed the decision to the higher court. 

Wall Street Journal art market reporter Kelly Crow joins Take Two to talk about the significance of the statue and what the ruling could mean for the art world.

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