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Nepali Embassy in Washington sends home shipment of recovered statues

Radio Nepal 19 May, 2022 9:15 am

May 19, Washington DC: The Embassy of Nepal in Washington DC has sent five stone sculptures of historical and religious importance dating back to the tenth-to-fourteenth century back to Nepal.

The sculptures have been sent to the Department of Archaeology of the Government of Nepal via UPS Freight Forwarding.

According to a statement issued by the Embassy of Nepal, out of five sculptures, a statue of “Uma Mahesvara” was handed over to the Embassy by Denver Art Museum in Colorado on September 13, 2021.

Other four statues of “Chaturmukh Shivlinga”, “Nagaraja”, “Padmanpani” and “Shakyamuni Buddha” were handed over to the Embassy by a private collector on different dates.

The UPS Foundation has collaborated with the Embassy by sponsoring the transfer of these statues to Nepal.

Earlier, the UPS Freight Forwarding had also extended similar cooperation to the Nepali Embassy in the transfer of the statue of “Vasudeva Kamalaja” in April 2021.

“The Embassy is thankful to all agencies and individuals involved in the repatriation of these important historical and cultural artefacts to Nepal,” reads the statement.

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