The Lost Sculptures of Kathmandu

April 14, 2015 10:19 PM

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A recent article in the New York Times referred to a thirteenth-century gilt bronze statue of a Buddhist deity that was, according to city court papers, stolen from Kathmandu in 1983. Prosecutors based in Manhattan have accused a New York-based art dealer for selling two other sculptures that were stolen from Nepal and India.

That article was widely shared on my Facebook newsfeed during the days preceding an exhibition, Remembering the Lost Sculptures of Kathmandu, that opened at Nepal Art Council (NAC) on April 10, 2015.

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