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Wed July 2, 2014
MFA Gives Treasured Antiquities Back To Nigeria
For years, a collection of Nigerian antiquities has been a treasured part of the Museum of Fine Art's African art holdings. But the MFA has announced it returned eight of those pieces to Nigeria, including two artifacts roughly 2,000 years old. After a year and a half of research, the MFA determined the pieces had been removed from Nigeria illegally.
Victoria Reed is the MFA's lead detective, otherwise known as curator for provenance.