Koh Ker Warrior: Seized, and then released

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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
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