Paris museum holds on to stolen statues

21 Apr 2014 9:18 AM | Anonymous
Paris museum holds on to stolen statues
Musée Guimet negotiating with the Nepalese government over two stelae that have been off display for more than a decade

The 12th-century stone statue of Lord Vishnu was reportedly stolen late 1970s

The Musée Guimet, France’s national museum of Asian art, says that discussions are ongoing with the Nepalese government over two stolen statues housed at the Paris-based museum. “We intend to reach an agreement regarding the artefacts in advance of a major show devoted to Nepalese artefacts planned for 2016,” a museum spokeswoman says.

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Paris-museum-holds-on-to-stolen-statues/32372

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