trinkets, false leads and forgeries – the first few photos of the Gaza ‘Apollo’

Whatever the Gaza “Apollo” is(n’t), these aren’t it (either)…

In the first Arabic-language reports on what became the Gaza Apollo case, when (it’s difficult to believe but) facts were even thinner on the ground than they are now, the articles were accompanied by photos of a gold alloy Buddha trinket, a gold Tutankhamun (astride a panther) from the Egyptian Museum, and (to my untrained eye) a poor forgery of a granite pharaoh.

Gaza tray-bearer or gold alloy Buddha? (c) Shasha, 22nd September 2013

Gaza tray-bearer or gold alloy Buddha?
(c) Shasha, 22nd September 2013

Gaza Apollo or gold Tutankhamun? (c) Sama News, 24th September 2013

Gaza tray-bearer or gold Tutankhamun?
(c) Sama News, 24th September 2013

Gaza Apollo or granite pharaoh? (c) People's Committee for Refugee Camp of Deir al-Balah, 24th September 2013

Gaza tray-bearer or granite pharaoh?
(c) People’s Committee for Refugee Camp of Deir al-Balah, 24th September 2013

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3 Responses to “trinkets, false leads and forgeries – the first few photos of the Gaza ‘Apollo’”

  1. Do we get to vote for which is the ‘real’ Chinese Apollo of Gaza?

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