is ordered to forfeit 'stolen' Ancient Roman sculpture after it ...

has been ordered to hand over an Ancient Roman marble statue to federal authorities, after they concluded that it was 'looted, smuggled and illegally exported from '.

The statue, which shows the lower half of a woman from the waist down, is entitled Fragment of Myron Samian Athena.

It was imported to Los Angeles in 2016, while Kardashian and Kanye West were renovating their home in Calabasas.

Axel Vervoordt, a celebrated Belgian interior designer and antique and art dealer, was overseeing the design and is named in the court documents, alongside Kardashian.

Kim Kardashian and then-husband Kanye West bought the statue for their Calabasas home

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and then-husband Kanye West bought the statue for their Calabasas home

The Ancient Roman statue was described as Fragment of Myron Samian Athena

The Ancient Roman statue was described as Fragment of Myron Samian Athena

Vervoordt, who has worked alongside Sting and Trudie Styler, Robert de Niro and Bill Gates on their properties, bought a statue in November 2012 from Galerie Chenel in Paris - a place which specializes in Roman antiquities.

They said that the statue was part of an 'Old German Collection, bought before 1980.'

The sculpture's precise value is unknown, but it arrived as part of a 5.5-ton shipment described as containing 40 antiques, Modern furniture, and decorative objects, valued at $745,882. 

It was being imported under a U.S. tariff schedule for 'antiques of an age exceeding 100 years,' as opposed to archeological material. 

When Kardashian's statue was inspected by customs in Los Angeles, they provided a receipt for the purchase from Galerie Chenel.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West inside their Calabasas home, designed by Vervoordt

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and Kanye West inside their Calabasas home, designed by Vervoordt

The minimalist home was described by West as being like 'a futuristic Belgian monastery'

The minimalist home was described by West as being like 'a futuristic Belgian monastery'

Kardashian inside the home, which was featured in Architectural Digest

Kardashian inside the home, which was featured in Architectural Digest

But prosecutors in Los Angeles have concluded that Kardashian's statue is not the one bought in 2012, but another one, obtained illicitly.

'The November 2012 Galerie Chenel invoice did not appear to be for the defendant statute because the term 'a large draped statue' would refer to an entire/whole draped natural sized statue and a 'fragment of Myron Samian Athena' would refer to only a

portion of a statue, which is what defendant statue is,' court documents state.

'In addition, the invoice that Masterpiece International provided to CBP contained handwritten notations indicating that the defendant statue originated from .'

In June 2016, customs seized the statue, having concluded that 'the evidence showed that the defendant statue was designated archeological or

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