Egypt’s embassy in Amsterdam on Monday received a Pharaonic limestone statue which had been put in an auction house in the Netherlands. In a statement on Monday, Gawad said that the piece is an upper part of a statue of a standing man with his arms beside him. The statue belongs to a senior state official from the around the end of the Old Kingdom and the beginning of the First Intermediate Period. The Department informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which in turn informed the Dutch police to take all necessary measures to seize the statue. After the auction hall and the holder of the piece were informed that the artifact was stolen, they willingly handed over the antiquity to Egypt.
Source: Egypt Independent February 11, 2019 15:22 UTC