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Benin Bronzes: New York's The Metropolitan Museum of Art to return three African artworks to Nigeria

Two 16th-century brass plaques and a 4th-century brass Ife Head will be returned to Nigeria's National Commission for Museums and Monuments

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Benin Bronzes: New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art to return three African artworks to Nigeria

Two 16th-century brass plaques and a fourth-century brass Ife head will be returned to Nigeria's National Commission for Museums and Monuments

New-york , United-states , Lagos , Nigeria , Benin , Wunmonije , Nigeria-general , United-kingdom , Metropolitan-museum-of-art , Nigerian , Britain , British ,

Benin Bronzes Repatriated from Met Will Be Sent Back To Nigeria : NPR


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Junior Court Official is one of two 16th-century plaques produced at the Court of Benin that will be returned to Nigeria by the Met.
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Beautiful bronze sculptures and castings from West Africa have long been exhibited in some of the world's most august institutions, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Wednesday it's returning three of these artworks to Nigeria. They include two 16th-century brass plaques created at the Court of Benin, and a brass head produced in Ife around the 14th century.

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