Tribal masks fetch 550,000 euros in controversial sale at auctioneers EVE in Paris

10 Dec 2013 5:22 PM | Anonymous

Tribal masks fetch 550,000 euros in controversial sale at auctioneers EVE in Paris

PARIS (AFP).- A Paris auction of sacred masks from the Hopi and San Carlos Apache Native American tribes fetched more than 550,000 euros Monday, defying protests from the United States and activists. The US embassy had asked for the suspension of the sale of colourful ceremonial masks and head-dresses after the failure Friday of a legal challenge by advocacy group Survival International on behalf of Arizona's Hopi tribe.

http://artdaily.com/news/66759/Tribal-masks-fetch-550-000-euros-in-controversial-sale-at-auctioneers-EVE-in-Paris

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