Nine other repatriated works were seized from Met Trustee Shelby White, whose collection was subject to a criminal investigation.
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US Returns a Palestinian Cultural Object for the First Time
The nearly 3,000-year-old ivory cosmetic spoon was seized from Michael Steinhardt’s collection of stolen antiquities.
Disgraced Art Dealer Subhash Kapoor Hit With 10-Year Prison Sentence
Kapoor led a smuggling ring charged with trafficking over 2,600 individual objects worth over $143 million.
Manhattan DA to Seize Looted Hindu Artifact From Met Museum
This summer, the museum relinquished 21 Ancient Greek and Roman artifacts to the Manhattan DA.
NY District Attorney’s Office Seizes Allegedly Looted Antiquities From the Met
The five ancient Egyptian works, worth over $3M, may be tied to an international trafficking ring.
US Returns 55 Looted Artifacts to Greece
The majority of the items were seized from disgraced antiquities collector Michael Steinhardt, who has been accused of having a “rapacious appetite for plundered artifacts.”