Ancient gilded coffin arrives in Egypt from Met
Egyptian airport officials say a gilded coffin that was featured at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has arrived in Cairo. They say the Coffin of Nedjemankh, which investigators in New York determined to be a looted antiquity, arrived Saturday.
The officials spoke of condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief media.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art bought the piece from a Paris art dealer in 2017 for about $4 million and made it the centerpiece of an exhibition. It was removed last February.
The Met has apologized to Egypt.