Metropolitan Museum of Art Returns Looted Sculptures to Nigeria
5 days ago - By Hypebeast
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art recently announced its plans to return two Benin bronze sculptures to Nigeria. The Met is reported to have roughly 160 looted objects from the Court of Benin including the aforementioned pieces which were plundered by British soldiers during a military campaign and then transported to England back in 1897. The Benin bronze sculptures feature a warrior chief and a junior court official that date back to the 16th century. The sculptures were originally held by the British Museum which still owns hundreds of similar looted works. Max Hollein, the Met's...
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Benin Bronzes Housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Are Being Sent Back to Nigeria
5 days ago - By Observer
The items include two 16th century brass plaques and a 14th century brass head.
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