Stolen ‘Yogini’ returns, see her at National Museum

20 Sep 2013 8:28 PM | Anonymous

Stolen ‘Yogini’ returns, see her at National Museum

by F wireSep 19, 2013


New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Thursday inaugurated an exhibition in the national capital celebrating the homecoming of a stolen 10th-century stone sculpture of the Yogini.

The 4.5-foot tall Vrishanana Yogini undefined the nearly 400-kg stone sculpture of a female deity with the buffalo-shaped head, estimated to be over 1,000 years old undefined was stolen from a temple in Lokhari village in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.

It was trafficked to France, where a private art collector, Robert Schrimpf, acquired it. The man’s widow, Martine, donated it to the Indian embassy in Paris in 2008.

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