- //images.indianexpress.com/2021/11/Annapurna-idol.jpg” alt=”” width=”759″ height=”1012″ /> The stolen Annapurna sculpture
- The MacKenzie Art Gallery was also //indianexpress.com/article/india/stolen-annapurna-idol-on-way-back-after-100-years-how-it-was-lost-found-7618287/”>recently in news for the return of a stolen idol after more than a century. A sculpture of a figure, believed to be Vishnu, was in the collection of the gallery since 1913. In 2019, artist Divya Mehra noticed the sculpture while visiting the gallery and decided to investigate further. She soon found out that a matching sculpture was stolen from a temple in Varanasi, India in 1913. Siddhartha V. Shah, a curator at the Peabody-Essex Musuem, USA confirmed this and identified the idol as that of Goddess Annapurna. In November 2020, the sculpture was repatriated to India. The idol was formally installed at its original temple in Varanasi on November 15th this year.
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