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Mongolia suspects 4.3 million USD Green Tara statue to be smuggled illegally

By B.TUNGALAG

One of Mongolia’s 17th century’s relics, a gilded statue of Green Tara created by Zanabazar, was sold for 4.3 million USD or 3.46 million EUR, at an auction in Paris, France on December 11.
Mongolian officials suspects the historic bronze statue may have been moved to France illegally. Minister of Education, Culture and Sciences L.Gantumur said that he wrote letters to related organizations.
Sales of Zanabazar’s artworks have been banned since the 1920’s and French side is trying to prove that they have a right to sell it.
The Green Tara was acquired from Jean-Claude Moreau-Gobard in Paris in 1954 according to the auction.

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