Newcastle museum to return Benin bronze stave

Move by Great North Museum: Hancock is latest in number of repatriations that put pressure on British Museum to follow suit

A Benin bronze in the collection of a Newcastle museum is to be proactively returned to Nigeria, the latest in a number of repatriations that ratchet up pressure on the British Museum to follow suit.

Bosses of the Great North Museum: Hancock announced that it had recently been established that a brass stave with a distinctive bird finial had been looted from Benin City by the British military in 1897.

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