A magnificent and exceptionally rare large Chinese white jade carving of Shulao and deer from the Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736 to 1820), part of the Imperial Glories from the Springfield Museums Collection that will be auctioned this week. Photo: Christie’s A magnificent and exceptionally rare large Chinese white jade carving of Shulao and deer from the Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736 to 1820), part of the Imperial Glories from the Springfield Museums Collection that will be auctioned this week. Photo: Christie’s
A magnificent and exceptionally rare large Chinese white jade carving of Shulao and deer from the Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736 to 1820), part of the Imperial Glories from the Springfield Museums Collection that will be auctioned this week. Photo: Christie’s
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Western museums pressed to return stolen treasures to Asia and Africa, so why are some dragging their feet?

  • Museums across Europe and the US are stocked with artefacts and artworks taken from Asia and Africa during the colonial years or as war booty
  • Calls have been growing to return these treasures to their countries of origin, and steps are being taken, but there is some resistance

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A magnificent and exceptionally rare large Chinese white jade carving of Shulao and deer from the Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736 to 1820), part of the Imperial Glories from the Springfield Museums Collection that will be auctioned this week. Photo: Christie’s A magnificent and exceptionally rare large Chinese white jade carving of Shulao and deer from the Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736 to 1820), part of the Imperial Glories from the Springfield Museums Collection that will be auctioned this week. Photo: Christie’s
A magnificent and exceptionally rare large Chinese white jade carving of Shulao and deer from the Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736 to 1820), part of the Imperial Glories from the Springfield Museums Collection that will be auctioned this week. Photo: Christie’s
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