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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lord Nataraja Statue Worth $1 Million Seized in New Delhi , India

By Mohan V.Tripathi (PHP Editor from New Delhi)
Tuesday,May 18,2010
(ANTIQUE PIECE: The statue is 600 years old)
NEW DELHI, INDIA : A 600-year-old statue of Lord Nataraja, estimated to be worth around US$1 million in the international market, was seized by the police in south district from two persons who were allegedly trying to sell it. The accused were arrested near Vikas Sadan in Kotla Mubarakpur on Sunday.

“We have seized the antique statue of Lord Nataraja and a car in which the accused were moving around, hoping to find a customer,” said DCP Dhaliwal. Police said the 19-inches long murti weighs 34 lbs and is made of “ashtadhatu” (eight metals). Experts at Archaeological Survey of India have valued it at approximately US$1 million.

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