Officials Are Set to Seize Antiquity

04 Apr 2012 10:01 PM | Anonymous

Officials Are Set to Seize Antiquity
By RALPH BLUMENTHAL and TOM MASHBERG
Published: April 4, 2012

Federal agents in New York on Wednesday moved to seize a thousand-year-old Cambodian statue from Sotheby’s, alleging in a civil complaint that Sotheby’s had put the 10th-century figure of a mythological warrior up for auction despite knowing that it had been stolen from a temple.
 
Investigators said the sandstone statue, whose return is being sought by Cambodia and which is valued at $2 million to $3 million, would be impounded on Thursday by agents from the United States Department of Homeland Security.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/05/arts/design/ancient-cambodian-statue-is-seized-from-sothebys.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all

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