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Friday, April 12, 2013

Sacred Hopi masks sold in Paris auction, court gives go ahead

Auction sells Hopi masks in Paris for nearly $1 million
(Reuters) - An auction of ancient masks revered as sacred by a Native American tribe fetched more than 750,000 euros on Friday, disappointing prominent opponents of the sale after a French court ruled it should go ahead.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/12/entertainment-us-france-masks-idUSBRE93B0AH20130412
Hopi said earlier that the items were under investigation and likely stolen.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I recommend linking the NPR story in place of reuters, as it does not have images of the masks, as they should not be viewed by the public.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=177009327

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