Ancient bronze statuette lost after the Second World War returns to Berlin' The Art Newspaper 1 March 2017).:
The bronze was part of an English private collection and sold at auction in 2015. It was later consigned to the London art dealership Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd. After Forge consulted an expert at the British Museum who identified the statuette as missing from the Berlin antiquities collection, the consigner agreed to return it. Berlin State Museums paid a small fee “as compensation, not the full market value,” Maischberger says.Unfortunately, this was not an isolated theft from the museum stores, there are many more conflict antiquities out there from the same source. The Berlin collections are still missing thousands of pieces that disappeared at the end of the Second World War. A few years ago I blogged about an Assyrian gold plaque in the private hands of the Flamenbaum family in America.(this eventually was apparently rather gracelessly returned after a long court battle). Some objects plundered from the Berlin collections have ended up in Russian museums. The arts newspaper article also notes that:
A partner warrior bronze that also vanished after the war has been located in the university museum in Bochum in western Germany. The Berlin antiquities collection is in talks to recover it, Maischberger says.