15 artworks stolen from India were seized from The Met Museum

The Met Museum, one of America’s largest museums, has been facing the heat for a while now over housing stolen antiquities that belong to India and other Asian countries.

On March 22, 2023, the Manhattan’s District Attorney’s office issued a warrant to seize 15 sculptures that were illegally trafficked from India by the art dealer Subhash Kapoor. The officials of the Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations executed the warrant on Thursday, March 30, 2023, prompting The Met Museum to release a press-statement.

The Met Museum has committed to the transfer of the 15 artworks to the Government of India. Take a look.

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