Confiscan cinco piezas egipcias del Met de Nueva York en una causa que involucra al exdirector del Louvre de París

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This evidence image released in a Search Warrant issued by the Supreme Court of the State of New York on May 19, 2022, shows a face from a painted wooden Egyptian coffin dated ca. 945-712 BC, and valued at approximately $6,500. - The court ordered the piece, along with four others, in the possession of the prestigious Metropolitan Museum confiscated. "The pieces were seized under this warrant," said a spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, noting that the confiscations were "related to the same investigation" as the one opened in Paris, in which the former president-director of the Louvre, Jean-Luc Martinez is indicted for money laundering and complicity in organized fraud. (Photo by Handout / Supreme Court of the State of New York / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Supreme Court of the State of New York' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY, "Trafficking in antiquities: five Egyptian pieces seized at the Met Museum in New York"
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NUEVA YORK (AFP).- La justicia de Nueva York incautó cinco antigüedades egipcias del Museo Metropolitano de Arte (Met) en el marco de una investigación por tráfico internacional en la que está implicado un exdirector del Louvre de París.

Un juez de la Corte Suprema del estado de Nueva York ordenó el 19 de mayo confiscar cinco antigüedades, entre ellas el retrato fúnebre de una mujer fechado entre los años 54 y 68 d.C., por un valor aproximado de 1,2 millones de dólares , y un grupo de cinco fragmentos de lino pintado que representan una escena del Libro del Éxodo, fechados entre 250 y 450 a. C. y valorados en USD 1,6 millones, según un documento judicial obtenido por la agencia AFP.

This evidence image released in a Search Warrant issued by the Supreme Court of the State of New York on May 19, 2022, shows a painted portrait of a woman of the Fayum type, dated AD 54-68, and valued at approximately 1,245,350. - The court ordered the piece, along with four others, in the possession of the prestigious Metropolitan Museum confiscated. "The pieces were seized under this warrant," said a spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, noting that the confiscations were "related to the same investigation" as the one opened in Paris, in which the former president-director of the Louvre, Jean-Luc Martinez is indicted for money laundering and complicity in organized fraud. (Photo by Handout / Supreme Court of the State of New York / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Supreme Court of the State of New York' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY, "Trafficking in antiquities: five Egyptian pieces seized at the Met Museum in New York"
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El retrato pintado de una mujer fechado entre el 54 y el 68 d. C. (HANDOUT/)

“ Las piezas fueron decomisadas en virtud de esta orden ”, dijo un vocero de la oficina del fiscal de Manhattan, y agregó que se trataba de “la misma investigación” que se abrió en París, por la que fue inculpado el expresidente y director del Louvre, Jean-Luc Martínez.

Según The Art Newspaper, que reveló la información, las cinco piezas fueron adquiridas entre 2013 y 2015 por el Met Museum de Nueva York.

This evidence image released in a Search Warrant issued by the Supreme Court of the State of New York on May 19, 2022, shows an Egyptian limestone model of a tomb, dated 1750-1720 BC, and valued at approximately $251,725. - The court ordered the piece, along with four others, in the possession of the prestigious Metropolitan Museum confiscated. "The pieces were seized under this warrant," said a spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, noting that the confiscations were "related to the same investigation" as the one opened in Paris, in which the former president-director of the Louvre, Jean-Luc Martinez is indicted for money laundering and complicity in organized fraud. (Photo by Handout / Supreme Court of the State of New York / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Supreme Court of the State of New York' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY, "Trafficking in antiquities: five Egyptian pieces seized at the Met Museum in New York"
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Modelo de piedra caliza egipcia de una tumba, fechada entre 1750 y 1720 a. C. (HANDOUT/)

Consultado este jueves por la agencia AFP, el museo se refirió a un comunicado anterior donde dijo ser “víctima de una organización criminal internacional” y aseguró estaba enfocado en “cooperar” con las autoridades.

En 2019, el gran museo de Nueva York ya había devuelto a Egipto un sarcófago dorado que había comprado en 2017 pero que resultó haber sido robado en 2011.

This evidence image released in a Search Warrant issued by the Supreme Court of the State of New York on May 19, 2022, shows linen fragments representing a scene from the Book of Exodus, dated AD 250-450, and valued at approximately $1,633,446. - The court ordered the piece, along with four others, in the possession of the prestigious Metropolitan Museum confiscated. "The pieces were seized under this warrant," said a spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, noting that the confiscations were "related to the same investigation" as the one opened in Paris, in which the former president-director of the Louvre, Jean-Luc Martinez is indicted for money laundering and complicity in organized fraud. (Photo by Handout / Supreme Court of the State of New York / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Supreme Court of the State of New York' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY, "Trafficking in antiquities: five Egyptian pieces seized at the Met Museum in New York"
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Fragmentos de lino que representan una escena del Libro del Éxodo, fechada entre 250 y 450 d. C. (HANDOUT/)

Luego, el Met tuvo que interrumpir abruptamente una exposición dedicada a este ataúd fabricado en honor de Nedjemankh, sacerdote del dios con cabeza de carnero Heryshef.

La investigación parisina busca establecer si, entre cientos de piezas saqueadas durante la denominada Primavera Árabe de 2011 que registró revueltas masivas en varios países de Oriente Próximo y Medio, algunas fueron adquiridas por la rama del Louvre en Abu Dabi.

This evidence image released in a Search Warrant issued by the Supreme Court of the State of New York on May 19, 2022, shows an Egyptian limestone stele, dated 690-650 BC, and valued at approximately $52,885. - The court ordered the piece, along with four others, in the possession of the prestigious Metropolitan Museum confiscated. "The pieces were seized under this warrant," said a spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, noting that the confiscations were "related to the same investigation" as the one opened in Paris, in which the former president-director of the Louvre, Jean-Luc Martinez is indicted for money laundering and complicity in organized fraud. (Photo by Handout / Supreme Court of the State of New York / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Supreme Court of the State of New York' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY, "Trafficking in antiquities: five Egyptian pieces seized at the Met Museum in New York"
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Estela de piedra caliza egipcia, fechada entre 690 y 650 a. C. (HANDOUT/)

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