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Villagers Demand Name Of Disputed Statue's New Holder

China Daily | Updated: 2017-07-17 07:30

Plaintiffs from East China begin court case to retrieve an 11th-century golden statue of the Buddha that contains human remains.

Chinese villagers suing for the return of a statue they claim was stolen from their local temple have demanded that the Dutch owner disclose the identity of the disputed artifact's new holder.

The 1.2-meter-high Buddha statue, which contains mummified human remains, was bought by Oscar van Overeem, an architect and experienced art collector in Amsterdam, in 1996.

Villagers Demand Name Of Disputed Statue's New Holder

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