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India takes possession of stolen 12th-century Brahma sculpture

Navtej Sarna (right) with the Brahma sculpture in London

By: Eastern Eye Staff

India on Friday (September 30) formally regained possession of a 12th-century sculpture of Brahma and his consort Brahmani from the UK, 15 years after it was stolen. The Indian high commissioner to the UK, Navtej Sarna, took possession of the marble sculpture, which was stolen from the Unesco World Heritage Site at Rani-ki-Vav in Gujarat’s Patan in November 2001, from UK’s Art Loss Register (ALR). The artefact was recovered by London-based ALR, which specialises in the recovery and return of lost and stolen art. “It is a historic day and this marks a good trend where people and agencies are…

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