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28 Jul 12 at 10 am

shadowandactfan:

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments in Nigeria is demanding the return of 32 artifacts from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, which were said to have been illegally taken by the British during the Benin Massacre of 1897.

The artifacts were reportedly a gift from collector Robert Owen Lehman (great-grandson of a founder of the now-defunct Lehman Brothers financial services firm) who purchased the Benin sculptures between the 1950s and the 1970s.

Read more here.

(via dynamicafrica)

shadowandactfan:


The National Commission for Museums and Monuments in Nigeria is demanding the return of 32 artifacts from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, which were said to have been illegally taken by the British during the Benin Massacre of 1897.
The artifacts were reportedly a gift from collector Robert Owen Lehman (great-grandson of a founder of the now-defunct Lehman Brothers financial services firm) who purchased the Benin sculptures between the 1950s and the 1970s.

Read more here.
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