A fine Eastern Pende Panya-Gombe African mask. Coll.: David Norden
STOLEN African Art Alerts from collectors, museums and dealers.
Stolen african and oceanic art. Lost and found.
These African Art figures have been stolen in a Museum in Namur-Namen (Belgium)- betwen 2006 and 2009-
if any information please mention REF : BRI-RIB 2500/09 (A09-27)
Stolen in Netherland (May 23, 2009):
Geneva stolen: Thieves take Beuys painting, stolen African art in $1.9 million geneva Swiss collection heist
bacquart stolen African Art
stolen in London 3 April 2007
Dan figure 33.5 cm - 13 inch. see all Bacquart stolen items
Maori basalt patu muka was stolen along with 2 A4 size B/W phtographes of atomic
explosions on 19 November 2006 around 9 PM Paris time from an exhibitors booth
at the PARIS PHOTO fair in Paris. If you have any information about these pieces
please contact me, AJP Meyer, Jean Edouard Carlier and your local Police. A
financial reward is offered for the return of this material.
We are looking for M. Fernando Urzua-Cuevas who vanished on February 1, 2006
with 36 pieces of African art belonging to us.
Recovered Items stolen from Zimbabwe museum, reward offered. HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct. 8, 2004 (UPI) -- Police in Zimbabwe are investigating the disappearance of animal skins and historic artifacts from one of the country's leading museums. June 6, 2006 theft from NATIONAL GALLERY, ZIMBABWE RECOVERED THANKS TO THE INTERNET. FOUND BACK IN November 2006 in FINLAND !
In September 2005, 35 African sculptures were stolen from the
Fundación Folch in Barcelona, among them many Fang Byeri statues. You can read
more information (spanish) at http://www.elpais.es/articulo/20050910elpcat_2/Tes/elpepiautcat/
Stolen at the GALERIE ALAIN BOVIS in Paris on 11 January
The University of Bayreuth asked to put the information of the stolen african art collection of Dr. Ernst Dammann, Pinneberg
These Swahili Artifacts were stolen from the house of the Afrikanistik Professors Dr. Ernst Dammann who died in 2003, in Pinneberg,Germany.
The pieces were stolen in March 2005. The pieces, especially the lute, have an important significance for the Tanzanian people and Swahili speakers. The lute was made by the famous poet and singer Kijumwa Masihi from Lamu. After the death of Dammann the pieces should by gifted to the museum in Lamu.
The pieces were promised to the Tanzanian government and the local museum in Lamu.
A rare Yaure Mask (size: 20 cm) has been stolen from the Ethnological Museum in Munich (Völkerkundemuseum) the 22th of December 2004. The mask was collected 'in situ' by the German anthropologist, Hans Himmelheber, in 1934. For recovering of the mask there will be a reward.
If you know anything about this mask please contact us. Reward for information leading to the recovery of this mask.
Stolen in Brussels at Alain Guisson on Monday January 19th 2004 : 2 Salampasu masks, one with a basket on top filled with cotton (see illustration), the other with copper and one classical western Pende mask with lines on the face.
It is registered at Yale University under number 0017091~01
Recovered: The Senufo belonging to P. Dartevelle, Brussels was recovered thanks to our last "Stolen Alert" on 20 december 2003.
It was presented in a Shop in Paris, and the dealer recognised it, he said he would call the Police, the thief ran out of the Shop leaving the Senufo behind.
This is PROOF that our system works, so please ask your friends interested in African art to join the newsletter, and let us know that which you know, that is worth sharing.
"To all dealers: when you buy from Titan (African guy) or have offers from him, remind him please that he failed to pay me for several items he got from me at consignment. Luba janus staff, Mbala statue and Luba Janus staff figure" He is from Quebec, Montreal . David NordenSame story for Eric Montheillet, France. He still owes me around 20,000€ and don't pay me already more than three years I am waiting. (nov 2006). He got Two Kota's from me, 20 lega masks, and other pieces. He failed to pay me several items ( From Jo DB, a Luba fetish, Ovimbundu staff, Pre-Bembe, Luba Janus -ex Rollin, etc...) and I found a working phone number from him, he never called me back.
Also I heard, after my previous message, that Mr.Eric Montheillet ended up in jail in France for having deceived many dealers in Europe.
I had him on the phone last, so he could be out of jail now, but he did as if he didn't know what I was speaking about. I recommend to be VERY cautious with him, since he doesn't seem to have good intentions.
If you meet them Tell him to give for money or merchandise if he wants this message removed from my site, someone told me he is dealing in Paris, don't trust him on his words. Ask them to pay David Norden for the items they took on consignment or deliver the unsold items back, and to give me a phone call.
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