. Ownership of the Benin Bronzes is Transferred from the Nigerian Government to Oba of Benin « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NEWS – “By the announced law, all artefacts must be delivered to the Oba of Benin who exercises the rights of original owner. This covers the ones already repatriated and those yet to be repatriated,” reads a report on the online news outlet Arise. The Benin Bronzes are a group of thousands of objects plundered by British troops from the Kingdom of Benin during the 19th century. Believed to exceed 3,000 total objects, the hoard includes figurines, tusks, sculptures of Benin’s rulers, and an ivory mask primarily dispersed among European and US museums.

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