News about Pakistani Antiques
Ancient Buddhist sculpture returned to Pakistani government
NEW YORK (AP) – An ancient Buddhist sculpture smuggled into the United States has been returned to the government of Pakistan by New York City prosecutors.
Pakistani painting tops million-dollar Ahlers & Ogletree auction
ATLANTA – An untitled watercolor on paper rendering of a young woman with a flower by the renowned Pakistani artist Abdur Rahman Chughtai (1897-1975) sold for $70,800 at Ahlers & Ogletree estates auction Jan. 2-3.
Florida dealer pleads guilty to smuggling Pakistani artifacts
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A Florida antiquities dealer faces up to five years in prison after acknowledging he conspired to smuggle relics from Pakistani grave sites through Dulles International Airport near Washington.
Pakistani police seize smuggled Buddhist sculptures
ISLAMABAD (AP) – Pakistani police seized a large number of ancient Buddhist sculptures that smugglers were attempting to spirit out of the country and sell for millions of dollars on the international antiquities market, officials said Saturday. The stash included many sculptures of Buddha and other related religious figures that experts say could be over […]