Nine other repatriated works were seized from Met Trustee Shelby White, whose collection was subject to a criminal investigation.
The nearly 3,000-year-old ivory cosmetic spoon was seized from Michael Steinhardt’s collection of stolen antiquities.
Kapoor led a smuggling ring charged with trafficking over 2,600 individual objects worth over $143 million.
This summer, the museum relinquished 21 Ancient Greek and Roman artifacts to the Manhattan DA.
The five ancient Egyptian works, worth over $3M, may be tied to an international trafficking ring.
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.”