Stolen Ife terracotta head returned to Nigeria by The Netherlands
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"the-government-of-the-Netherlands-has-returned-a-unique-terracotta-head-to-the-Nigerian-embassy-in-the-Netherlands">The government of the Netherlands has returned a unique terracotta head to the Nigerian Embassy in the Netherlands.

This is in compliance with the 1970 UNESCO Convention of prohibiting and preventing the illicit import, the export of cultural property.

The unique and rare terracotta head, believed to be from Ile-Ife in Nigeria, was intercepted by Dutch Customs at Schiphol Airport in 2018 in a package addressed to a Dutch national with forged accompanying import documents.

Nigerian authorities confirmed the authenticity of the object and formally requested for its return.

See the photo below:

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