1,000-year-old Indian statues seized in NY
Two stolen Indian statues dating back to the 8th and 10th centuries AD and valued at over $4,50,000 were seized in the US from premier auction house Christie’s, just days before an auction to be held next week.
The authorities said they began searching for the sandstone artifacts in 2012 after scouring images of stolen antiquities in a raid of a storage area affiliated with Subhash Kapoor, a former Manhattan gallery owner.
Christie’s said it had no knowledge the items had been stolen.
lokmat newspaper 13/03/2016 : :http://epaper.lokmat.com/