Mexico Returns Ancient Sculpture To Nigeria

 Mexico Returns Ancient Sculpture To Nigeria

The Mexican Government delivered to Nigeria on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, an ancient bronze sculpture seized by customs agents at Mexico City airport as its buyer tried to bring it into the country.

The sculpture, from the 6th century Southwestern Yoruba city of Ife, shows a man wearing woven pants and a hat, sitting with his legs crossed and holding an instrument.

A Specialist from the National Institute of Anthropology and History Diego Prieto, said in a press conference that it was a piece of Yoruba origin.

A beautiful bronze piece, and that being of Nigerian heritage, it should return to its home.

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