Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Turns Up at Paris Auction
ArtNet news (2014). Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Turns Up at Paris Auction. ArtNet News. 7 July.
|Title||Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Turns Up at Paris Auction|
|Publication Date||7th Jul 2014|
|Art type||Sacred Art|
|Comments||17th century painting of a saint was stolen from the Musée de l'Homme sometime before 1989 and ended up in an auction by Maison Piasa. It is now in the Quai Branley where the matching paintings have been transferred. Of course, the painting itself was 'collected' in 1932 by ethnologist Marcel Griaule who replaced them with oil copies, a move that was criticized by Ethiopian officials at the time.|