It's all out in the open. Christie's Paris sold two sacred Nigerian sculptures yesterday, despite Princeton professor Chika Okeke-Agulu's assertion that they were looted by a French art collector in the 1960s. Okeke-Agulu, a member of the Igbo People whose artists created these works, says they're "stained with the blood of Biafra's children," referring to the breakaway region where over a million people died as Nigeria crushed its independence attempt. The auction house contended the statues were legally obtained and sold them for $239,000 — somewhat less than expected.
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