Tuesday, June 3, 2014

They're home

Three statues arrive back in Cambodia - picture courtesy of Sabay
Three of the statues smuggled out of Cambodia in the 1970s, from Prasat Chen at Koh Ker temple complex to be precise, have come home. They were presented to the press at the Council of Ministers today. The Balarama (returned by Christie's auction house), Duryodhana (from Sotheby's) and Bhima (from Norton Simon Museum) statues - which were originally displayed with six other statues to depict a mythical battle scene from the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata - will be housed in a special collection at the National Museum very soon.



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