Jason Felch (Los Angeles Times) reports the statue, formerly on display at the Getty Villa, was "quietly escorted back to Sicily" last week.
"The 7-foot tall, 1,300-pound statue of limestone and marble was painstakingly taken off display at the Getty Villa and disassembled in December. Last week, it was locked in shipping crates with an Italian diplomatic seal and loaded aboard an Alitalia flight to Rome, where it arrived on Thursday. From there it traveled with an armed police escort by ship and truck to the small hilltop town of Aidone, Sicily, where it arrived Saturday to waiting crowds."
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Getty ships Aphrodite statue to Sicily
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