The American federal prosecution team responsible for sparking a wave of repatriation of Cambodian antiquities from American universities were honoured recently by the Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia.
Tomb Raiders and Returns: Recovering Cambodian Antiquities and Our Collective Culture
Huffington Post, 23 May 2014
Latest developments onthe Koh Ker statue case with US prosecutors accusing Sotheby’s of being aware that the statue was looted.
Sotheby’s Accused of Deceit in Sale of Khmer Statue
New York Times, 13 November 2012
Cambodia is seeking to repatriate a second statue that was looted from the site of Koh Ker, which is now on display at the Norton Simon Museum in California.
Cambodia Is Seeking 2nd Statue
New York Times, 28 July 2012
We’ve been following the story of the Koh Ker warrior auction here, this is just a summary story by AFP on the current controversy.
Cambodian statue sparks legal battle in US
AFP, via AsiaOne, 15 April 2012
The Koh Ker Warrior that was to be auctioned by Sotheby’s was once again in the news last week when US officials moved to seize the statue from the auction house, alleging that Sotheby’s knew that the statue was looted. A court appeal has ruled a stay on the seizure, but the arguments will be heard again before a judge on Thursday.
Officials Are Set to Seize Antiquity
New York Times, 04 April 2012
US seeks to return Khmer statue to Cambodia
AFP, via Channel NewsAsia, 05 April 2012
Sotheby’s sued for return of 10th century Cambodian statue
The Telegraph, 05 April 2012
Sotheby’s Retains Custody of Cambodian Statue
The New York Times, 05 April 2012
A video story on the Koh Ker warrior that has been in the news of late. The text in the story is the transcript of the video.
Koh Ker warrior, VOA 20120306
Cambodians Work to Recover Priceless Antiquities
VOA, 06 March 2012
Looks like Sotheby’s is trying to perform some damage control, now that the story has broken about failed auction of the statue from Koh Ker.
Sotheby’s Trying to Resolve Cambodia Relic Dispute
AP, via Jakarta Globe, 01 March 2012
A Khmer statue, believed to be looted from Koh Ker, is in the centre of a tussle at a Sotheby’s auction. The Cambodian government is now working to recover it.
Mythic Warrior Is Held Captive in an International Art Conflict
The New York Times, 28 February 2012