Suspected stolen relic to be sent to homeland

03 Oct 2014 2:21 PM | Anonymous

 

Suspected stolen relic to be sent to homeland

BY RONEISHA MULLEN
 
 

A 1,000-year-old statue on display at the Toledo Museum of Art for almost a decade will be returned to the government of India, the museum announced Wednesday.

The small sculpture, a bronze statue of the Hindu deity Ganesh, known as the Ganesha, has been the source of an ongoing investigation after the U.S. Justice Department contacted museum officials regarding the statue’s history and documentation.

The museum bought the Ganesha for $245,000 in 2006 from Subhash Kapoor, a second-generation antiques dealer who is facing trial in India on charges of illegal exportation, conspiracy, and forgery


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