Nigeria fails to halt Paris sale of 'stolen' treasures

July 1, 2020 - General

Nigeria failed to halt a Paris sale of sacred statues Monday which museum officials said were stolen during the country’s bloody civil war.

A pair of “museum quality” Igbo statues went under the hammer for 212,500 euros
[Credit: © Christie’s Images Ltd 2020]Nigeria’s National Commission for Museums and Monuments demanded that auction house Christie’s stop the sale of the artefacts, which were collected by a former art advisor of the…

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