Six statues dating from the Neolithic and the 11th-14th centuries returned to Nigeria

These are 6 properties seized in 2010 and 2011. An expertise, conducted under the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the National Museum of Natural History of France, has made it possible to determine the precise origins of these six statues dated from the Neolithic period and the 11th-14th centuries. They come in part from the museum’s collection at Esiẹ (Kwara State) and are on the ICOM Red List. They were presented on 14 July 2013 by Mr Jacques de Labriolle, Ambassador of France to Nigeria, to Mr Yusuf Abdallah Usman, Director General of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments.

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