A Mexico returns ancient sculpture to Nigeria (Read Details)


It was reported on Tuesday, that the Mexican government delivered an ancient bronze sculpture seized by customs agents at Mexico City airport as its buyer tried to bring it into this country.

It was also added that the sculpture, from the 6th century Ile-Ife, shows a man wearing woven pants and a hat, sitting with his legs crossed and holding an instrument.

A specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History determined that it was a piece of Yoruba origin. Moreover, it was also determined that it had been illegally exported.

Further added by the Government of Mexico via their official website, the customs authorities of the International Airport of Mexico City detected it when its buyer tried to introduce it to the country.

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