. Met Museum to Return 10th-Century Sculpture to Nepal « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NEWS – The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced on Wednesday that it will return a 10th-century sculpture of a Hindu deity to the government of Nepal. Following a review of its provenance, researchers determined there were gaps in its ownership. The 13-inch square relief sculpture depicts Shiva at the center flanked by two disciples. The religious antiquity once resided in a shrine in Kathmandu called the Kankeswari Temple (Kanga-Ajima). After being looted from the region by an unknown source roughly 50 years ago, it eventually came into the hands of a private collector, who gifted the artifact to the museum in 1995.

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