Stolen statue: Art Gallery of NSW checks its collection

18 Oct 2013 11:50 AM | Anonymous

Stolen statue: Art Gallery of NSW checks its collection

Andrew Taylor
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The Art Gallery of NSW will check the provenance of other items in its collection after revelations that a 1000-year-old statue in its collection was stolen from a temple in southern India.

The Chola-period statue of Ardhanarishvara is likely to be surrendered to India without compensation after confirmation by Indian police that it had been stolen from a temple in southern India.

It is one of six Indian works the gallery has confirmed it bought from American art dealer Subhash Kapoor, who is awaiting trial in India for smuggling antiquities

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/stolen-statue-art-gallery-of-nsw-checks-its-collection-20131017-2vosk.html

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