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Dodgy Dealers Faking Provenance Could be out of Pocket, Hugely

The Dancing Shiva was returned to India in September 2014, after it was found to have been stolen from a temple in Tamil Nadu. This will be a lesson for any antiquities dealer tempted to supply objects with a false provenance (Anne Barker, 'Dancing Shiva: National Gallery of Australia should get $11m compensation for stolen statue, court rules' ABC News 26th Sept 2016) The Supreme Court of New York has granted a motion in favour of a $11 million payment to the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), as compensation for its purchase of a stolen Indian antiquity from disgraced New York art dealer Subhash Kapoor that was later returned to India.
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