Kim Kardashian's soon-to-be-ex-husband Kanye West is allegedly believed to have been involved with the purchase of a 'looted' Ancient Roman statue imported in her name.

The 40-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashian star, who recently filed for divorce, made headlines this week after she was named in court documents linked to the artifact.

It was reported that a limestone artwork- called the Fragment of Myron Samian Athena - was among a $750,000 shipment in Kim's name that was seized by US customs officials in 2016.

The sculpture depicts a female figure from the waist down dates back to the first century. Legal documents obtained by Artnet, also alleged the artifact may have been 'looted smuggled and illegally exported'.

Kim Kardashian's rep denied that the reality star had any involvement with the statue
Kim Kardashian's rep denied that the reality star had any involvement with the statue

A representative for Kim has denied the star had any involvement. It has since been reported that the purchase was made by Kanye West.

According to TMZ, Kim learned this week that the statue was purchase by Kanye as part of a much larger purchase of artwork.

The report adds that it was unclear whether Kanye had bought it as a gift, but Kim was unaware of the purchase.

A representative for Kanye West has been approached by The Mirror for comment.

The 'looted' statue was detained by authorities when it arrived in Los Angeles in 2016
A statue reportedly imported in Kim's name is also linked to her soon-to-be-ex-husband Kanye
A statue reportedly imported in Kim's name is also linked to her soon-to-be-ex-husband Kanye

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The statue in question was detained by authorities when it arrived in Los Angeles in 2016. At the time, Kim and Kanye were in the process of renovating their Calabasas home.

Court documents reportedly say that the importer name was listed as '' Kim Kardashian dba Noel Roberts Trust' in Woodland Hills, California."

The designer of Kim and Kanye's family mansion, Belgian designer Alex Vervoordt, is also named in court documents.

According to TMZ, Kanye is said to have bought the statue
According to TMZ, Kanye is said to have bought the statue

Yesterday a representative for Kim fervently denied that she played a part in the smuggling of the Ancient Roman statue.

"'Kim never purchased this piece and this is the first that she has learned of its existence," the spokesman told the Daily Mail.

"We believe it may have been purchased using her name without authorization and because it was never received, she was unaware of the transaction.

"We encourage an investigation and hope that it gets returned to the rightful owners."

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