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Norton Simon Museum To Return Statue Possibly Looted From Cambodian Temple
cbslocal.com ^ | May 7, 2014 4:33 PM

Posted on 05/07/2014 6:15:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Edited on 05/07/2014 6:18:45 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

PASADENA (AP) — The Norton Simon Museum has agreed to return a 10th century statue that may have been looted from a Cambodian temple during that country’s genocidal civil war in the 1970s.

“Temple Wrestler,” a sandstone figure missing its hands and feet, has been displayed at the museum for nearly four decades. The 5-foot-high work depicts Bhima, a heroic figure in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, in a fighting pose.


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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: cambodia; godsgravesglyphs; templewrestler

1 posted on 05/07/2014 6:15:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Send em a copy. The next conflict may remove any trace of it for all time.


2 posted on 05/07/2014 6:18:33 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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To: BenLurkin
This is a great museum.

A southern California treasure.

Not to be missed.

The 2 van Gogh's there are stunning.

This is my favorite painting there:

Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose Francisco de Zurbarán, 1633:

3 posted on 05/08/2014 7:40:48 AM PDT by not2be4gotten.com
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Thanks BenLurkin.

4 posted on 05/15/2014 9:23:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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