Government sources said that only 13 antiquities were retrieved by India from different countries between 1976 and 2013.
Bronze Nataraja, Terracotta Vase, PM Modi Retrieve from US. PM Modi will retrieve 157 momentos and antiquities, which were presented to India by the US during his visit.
Modi and Biden expressed commitment to intensify efforts to battle theft, illicit trade and trafficking of cultural objects.
There was a bas relief panel of Revanta in sandstone of the 10th CE. The Revanta is 8.5 cm tall. Exquisite Bronze Nataraja from the 12th CE.
There were 71 cultural momentos, the other half consists of statues related to Hinduism (60), Buddhism (16) and Jainism (9).
Modi government has retrieved 200 antiquities back to India from across the world. Only 13 antiquities retrieved by India from different countries between 1976 and 2013.
The antiquities belong to the period of 11th CE to 14th CE. As well as historic antiquities such as the copper anthropomorphic item of 2000 BC or the terracotta vase from the 2nd CE. Some 45 antiquities belong to the Before Common Era, sources said.
Buddhism– standing Buddha, Bodhisattva Manjushri, Tara. Jainism– Jain Tirthankara, Padmasana Tirthankara, Jaina Choubisi, amorphous couple in Samabhanga and chowri-bearer female playing drum among others.
There are 56 terracotta pieces and an 18th CE sword with sheath with inscription mentioning Guru Hargovind Singh in Persian.PM Modi conveyed his deep appreciation for the repatriation of antiquities to India by the US.
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