28 Indian Antiquities Retrieved from Abroad from 2015 to 2018

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Indus Civilisation Seal Unicorn - Indian Museum,Kolkata
Indus Civilisation Seal Unicorn - Indian Museum,Kolkata

The Archaeological Survey of India is constantly making its best efforts to retrieve the antiquities which have been taken away from the country in violation of the Antiquates and Art Treasure Act, 1972.

The Archaeological Survey of India constantly making its best efforts through Indian Missions abroad for retrieval of illegally exported antiquities. Efforts are made to retrieve such antiquities as and when they surface in foreign countries.

 The details of the antiquities retrieved from foreign countries from 2015-2017 and current year up to December, 2018 is given below

Retrieved Indian Antiquities from Abroad from 2015 to 2018

S.No.NameStateFromYearMode of retrievalUnder the custody
1.Parrot LadyMadhya PradeshCanada2015Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
2.Durga (Mahishmardini)J&KGermany2015Voluntarily returnedSPS Museum Sri Nagar, J&K
3.Uma ParameshwariTamil NaduSingapore2015Voluntarily returnedUnder the custody of Idol Wing Tamil Nadu
4.Bronze image of Saint ManikkavachakaTamil NaduU.S.A2016Voluntarily returnedUnder the custody of Idol Wing Tamil Nadu
5.Metal image of GaneshaTamil NaduU.S.A2016Voluntarily returnedUnder the custody of Idol Wing Tamil Nadu
6.Terracotta Female Figure (Honolulu Museum)Mauryan period Central IndiaU.S.A2016Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
7.Male Deity (Honolulu Museum)Madhya PradeshU.S.A2016Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
8.Floral Tile, HarvanKashmirU.S.A2016Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
9.Sri Devi, Chola Period Tamil NaduU.S.A2016Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
10.Metal image of BahubaliAndhra PradeshU.S.A2016Voluntarily returnedPMO
11.Metal image of ParvatiTamil NaduU.S.A2016Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
12.Terracotta PlaqueWest BengalUSA2016Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
13. Metal image of BhoodeviTamil NaduU.S.A2016Voluntarily returnedIdol Wing Tamil Nadu
14.Metal image of ChakkarathalwarTamil NaduU.S.A2016Voluntarily returnedIdol Wing Tamil Nadu
15.Seated BuddhaMathura region, Uttar PradeshAustralia2016Voluntarily returnedNational Muséum New Delhi
16.Panel of Devotees of BuddhaAndhra PradeshAustralia2016Voluntarily returnedNational Museum New Delhi
17.Stone image PratyangiraTamil NaduAustralia2016Voluntarily returnedUnder the custody of Idol Wing Tamil Nadu
18.Sand Stone Male Figure in Tribhanga PostureCentral IndiaU.S.A.2017Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
19.Sand Stone Bust of a FemaleCentral IndiaU.S.A.2017Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
20.Sand Stone broken FigureCentral IndiaU.S.A.2017Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
21.Stone image of DurgaTamil NaduU.S.A.2017Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
22.Damaged Sand Stone image of Nataraja in dancing posture.Central IndiaU.S.A.2017Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
23.Mutilated Sand Stone Panel depicting two male Figures (vidhyadharas).Central IndiaU.S.A.2017Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
24.Stone image of a coupleRajasthanU.S.A.2017Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
(mithuna) figure carved under a niche from Atru, Rajasthan.
25.Stone image of a coupleRajasthanU.S.A.2017Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
(mithuna) Figure from Atru, Rajasthan.
26.Stone sculpture of Brahma and BrahamaniGujaratU.K.2017Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
27.Durga MahishasurmardiniUttarakhandUSA MET Museum2018Voluntarily returnedCAC Section, Purana Qila, N. Delhi
28.Bodhisattva HeadAndhra PradeshUSA MET Museum2018Voluntarily returnedNagarjunakonda Museum, Andhra Pradesh

The above information was given by Minister of State (independent charge) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate change Dr. Mahesh Sharma, in reply to an Unstarred Question in the Lok Sabha today.