Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ball State's Hindu god shiva is part of international art smuggling investigation


INDIANA---A piece of art at a Ball State University museum is now involved in a controversial international theft investigation. The bronze sculpture is more than 1,000 years old and depicts the Hindu god Shiva and his bride, Parvati, the Hindu goddess of love. But the U.S. Justice Department alleges the dealer, Subhash Kapoor, is one of the world‘s top art smugglers and temple raiders. [link]
A 1,000-year old sculpture of the Hindu deities Shiva and Parvati may have been stolen before it was sold to Ball State in 2005. CREDIT DAVID OWSLEY MUSEUM OF ART