Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
Bronze Sculpture Hindu God Ganesha Removed from a Temple in Tamil Nadu, India
06/06/2016
Washington, DC
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The majority of the pieces repatriated in the ceremony were seized during Operation Hidden Idol, an investigation that began in 2007 after HSI special agents received a tip about a shipment of seven crates destined for the United States manifested as “marble garden table sets.”  Examination of the shipment in question revealed numerous antiquities.  This shipment was imported by Subhash Kapoor, owner of Art of the Past Gallery, who awaits trial in India.

Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
Male Diety India, Madhya Pradesh Khajuraho, 12th century Red sandstone
06/06/2016
Washington, DC
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The majority of the pieces repatriated in the ceremony were seized during Operation Hidden Idol, an investigation that began in 2007 after HSI special agents received a tip about a shipment of seven crates destined for the United States manifested as “marble garden table sets.”  Examination of the shipment in question revealed numerous antiquities.  This shipment was imported by Subhash Kapoor, owner of Art of the Past Gallery, who awaits trial in India.

Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
Jain Figure of Bahubali South India, probably Karnataka  14th century Brass
06/06/2016
Washington, DC
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The majority of the pieces repatriated in the ceremony were seized during Operation Hidden Idol, an investigation that began in 2007 after HSI special agents received a tip about a shipment of seven crates destined for the United States manifested as “marble garden table sets.”  Examination of the shipment in question revealed numerous antiquities.  This shipment was imported by Subhash Kapoor, owner of Art of the Past Gallery, who awaits trial in India.

Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
Idol of Saint Manikkavichavakar also known as Sampanthar Sivan Temple, Sripuranthan Village in Tamil Nadu, India
06/06/2016
Washington, DC
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The majority of the pieces repatriated in the ceremony were seized during Operation Hidden Idol, an investigation that began in 2007 after HSI special agents received a tip about a shipment of seven crates destined for the United States manifested as “marble garden table sets.”  Examination of the shipment in question revealed numerous antiquities.  This shipment was imported by Subhash Kapoor, owner of Art of the Past Gallery, who awaits trial in India.

Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
Parvati South India, Tamil Nadu Chola Dynasty, 12th century Copper alloy
06/06/2016
Washington, DC
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The majority of the pieces repatriated in the ceremony were seized during Operation Hidden Idol, an investigation that began in 2007 after HSI special agents received a tip about a shipment of seven crates destined for the United States manifested as “marble garden table sets.”  Examination of the shipment in question revealed numerous antiquities.  This shipment was imported by Subhash Kapoor, owner of Art of the Past Gallery, who awaits trial in India.