Illegally Trafficked Djenné Figurines in Boston Museum Will Return to Mali

Unidentified Djenné artist, “Figure of an Ewe” (13th–15th century), terracotta, lent by William E. Teel (all images courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) Two ancient Djenné terracotta figurines, believed to be illicitly removed and trafficked in the 1980s, will be repatriated by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) after representatives from the museum and … Read more

MFA Boston to Return Terra-Cotta Figures to Mali –

A pair of terra-cotta figures from Djenné, an ancient trading center in Mali, will soon be heading home from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. On Tuesday, the museum announced an agreement with the Mali government to return the antiquities, which they believed to have been illegally excavated sometime in the 1980s. “Restituting these two … Read more