The missing iconic Nigerian painting of the Ife princess, Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as Tutu has been found in a north London flat after 10 years.
The masterpiece was designed by late Ben Enwonwu in 1974 and it was touted as the “most significant discovery in contemporary African art in over 50 years”, Nigerian novelist Ben Okri told the Guardian.
The image of the painting became a symbol of national reconciliation in the country, where people hang posters of it on the walls of their homes.
It is not known how the piece came to be in north London, and the family who has it in their possession requested anonymity.
However, it will be sold at Bonhams in London later this month and is expected to go for over £200,000.