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August 7, 2018

Repatriation: The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Return Sculptures to India

Concluding a formal agreement between India and the Metropolitan Museum of Art has handed over to a 9th century Durgamahishasurmardini that had once been enshrined in the Chakravarteswara temple at Baijnath to  the Consulate General of India in New York.  The Durga was donated to the Museum in 2015 and was later recognized by museum staff from the cover of K. P. Nautiyal’s "The Archaeology of Kumaon, including Dehradun; a comprehensive account of the cultural heritage of modern Garhwal and Kumaon divisions."