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  • Jul 29, 2021

National Gallery of Australia Returns Artifacts to India

An untitled portrait of a Gujarati family group in India from the Guru Das Studio, purchased by National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in 2009. Courtesy NGA.

On July 29, the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) announced the repatriation of 14 artworks and artifacts from its Asian art collection to India. With a combined value at AUD 3 million (USD 2.22 million), these 14 works include six stone or bronze sculptures from the 11th and 12th centuries, an 1851 brass alam (processional standard) from Hyderabad, an 1835 painted vijnaptipatra scroll from Rajasthan, and six photographs.