On Thursday, the Nepalese Consulate General in New York received three Nepalese antiquities from the New York County District AttorneyR17;s Office.
Bishnu Prasad Gautam, Acting Consul General of Nepal, and Cyrus Vance Jr, District Attorney of New York County, signed an agreement about the recovery, handover, and repatriation of various idols to Nepal.
At a ceremony, New York County Executive District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon turned over the antiquities to the acting consul general.
The following is a list of the antiquities that were received:
- 3.13 x 2.12 x 5.5 inch seated Ganesha, circa 15-16th century AD
- 7.13 x 4.5 x 9 inch seated Buddha in Bhumisparsa Mudra, about 14-15th Century AD
- A colored Apsara on a wooden beam, circa 13th century AD, scale 8 x 9 x 50 inch
It has been learned that the consulate will give these riches to Nepal shortly.