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Obituaries

Obituaries

Robert E. Hecht Jr., Antiquities Dealer Accused of Trafficking Looted Objects, Is Dead at 92

Hecht. Courtesy Los Angeles Times.

The American antiquities dealer Robert E. Hecht Jr. has died at 92. He had been the subject of a criminal trial in Rome for his alleged involvement in trafficking looted antiquities. Mr. Hecht was accused along with his supposed co-conspirators Marion True (formerly the chief curator of antiquities at the Getty) and the dealer Giacomo Medici of helping in the illicit trade of objects from tombs in Italy into the hands of private collectors and, eventually, museums. Read More