Theft of an African Mask Estimated at More than 300,000 Euros at Christie's

Friday, June 21, 2019
Theft of an African Mask Estimated at More than 300,000 Euros at Christie's

An African mask estimated at more than 300,000 euros was stolen Monday at Christie's in Paris by a single man who has quietly left the institution after seizing it, police sources said. The brigade of repression of the banditism (BRB) is seized of the investigation.

Image: A man, alone, left on foot the famous auction house with an African mask estimated at more than 300,000 euros Monday in Paris.

 

An African mask estimated at more than 300,000 euros was stolen Monday at Christie's in Paris by a single man who has quietly left the institution after seizing it, police sources said. The brigade of repression of the banditism (BRB) is seized of the investigation.

The mask came from Ivory Coast

After taking the mask, the man left on foot the famous auction house located in the 8th district, according to the police source, confirming information from a journalist Point . The mask came from Ivory Coast and had an estimated value of "more than 300,000 euros," said another police source.

 

A man, alone, left on foot the famous auction house with an African mask estimated at more than 300,000 euros Monday in Paris.

 

In the same way in November 2017, a man entered a gallery in the center of Paris and left with a bronze sculptor Fernando Botero worth 425,000 euros. He was arrested by BRB investigators two weeks later. Already known for similar events, he was also suspected of stealing a pre-Columbian statue in a Paris gallery and a bronze Alberto Giacometti during a show on the Champs-Elysees in October 2017.

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