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November 14th, 2012

The Khmer statue that prosecutors say was stolen from a temple courtesy SothebysSotheby’s has been accused of colluding with a 10th-century Cambodian statue’s current owner to hide information about provenance. Papers were filed in United States District Court in Manhattan by Federal prosecutors alleging that the work was stolen in 1972 and that Sotheby’s had knowledge of this prior to consigning it. Sotheby’s stated that The United States attorney’s office is trying “to tar Sotheby’s with a hodgepodge of other allegations designed to create the misimpression that Sotheby’s acted deceptively in selling the statue. That is simply not true.”Read the article via The New York Times

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