US wants to send ancient artifact Hobby Lobby bought for $1.6 million back to Iraq
Federal authorities want a rare, ancient artifact returned to Iraq after it was sold to a US craft store for $1.6 million in an auction. Hobby Lobby is now suing the auction house for fraud and breach of contract. Clay said Christie's, the international auction house from which Hobby Lobby bought the item, is now the subject of a lawsuit filed by the company on Tuesday. Hobby Lobby is seeking a refund of the $1,674,000 purchase price and alleging fraud and breach of contract against Christie's, according to an online release from Pearlstein & McCullough LLP, Hobby Lobby's law firm. This isn't the first case of its kind involving Hobby Lobby.