Assistant to Accused Antiquities Smuggler Pleads Guilty to Possessing Looted Items

05 Dec 2013 12:04 PM | Anonymous

Assistant to Accused Antiquities Smuggler Pleads Guilty to Possessing Looted Items

A statue of Yakshi, a female deity.Manhattan District Attorney’s Office A statue of Yakshi, a female deity.

Aaron M. Freedman spent nearly 20 years managing the fine details of life at Subhash Kapoor’s art gallery on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Over that period, ending in 2012, the two men became good friends, shared an expertise in rare Indian artifacts and co-wrote several scholarly works.

On Wednesday, Mr. Freedman, 41, of Princeton, N.J., admitted in New York Supreme Court that he also helped Mr. Kapoor manage the shipment and sale of more than 150 items of looted Indian statuary, items in many cases dating back some 2,000 years.

 

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/04/assistant-to-accused-antiquities-smuggler-pleads-guilty-to-possessing-looted-items/?_r=0

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