Cambodian Officials Want Precious Art Returned by NY Museum

Cultural afffairs officials in Cambodia want the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to return two sandstone sculptures that are believed to have been taken out of the country illegally around 1970. The statues, called “Kneeling Attendants,” date from the 10th century and are known to have been part of the Prasat Chen temple at Koh Ker in the region north of Phnom Pehn. Read Tom Mashberg and Ralph Blumenthal’s article in the NYTimes, and get the Times if you want more of this kind of reporting.

Web photo courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art.