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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Denver Art Museum Returns an Ancient Sandstone Statue to Cambodia

The Denver Art Museum. The Denver Art Museum. Wikimedia Commons

On Monday, March 28, the Denver Art Museum returned the Torso of Rama, a 10th-century sandstone statue, to Cambodia. The museum acquired the work in 1986,  but only recently learned that the 62-inch-tall sculpture had been looted during the country’s civil war. The Denver Art Museum’s director, Christoph Heinrich, attended the repatriation  ceremony in Phnom Penh.

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