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In our ongoing series on the stolen bronzes, we present today further evidence / clues to the identity of a few bronzes seized by America - Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as per their earlier press releases

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As before we have compared the images from Idol wing press release ( albeit very poor quality images) and progress made till date is shown in this file with images already identified with red ticks and subjects taken for today highlighted in red boxes.

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We have one more bronzes which does not figure in the Idol Wing press release but was reported in the Hindu paper article - of Chandikeshwara.

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It is also important to point out that as per this article of the New Indian Express states 26 missing bronzes - the idol wing has photos of only 15 (+1 - the nataraja + umai combo) - 16 in all. With the Chandikeshwara it is 17 now still leading 9 unaccounted for.

Coming back to our study, lets take the bronzes from right to left of the photograph.

1. Sripuranthan Thani Amman.

Cropped photo from ICE

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Cropped photo from Idol Wing

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Side by Side Comparison

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2. Suthamalli Astra Devar

Cropped photo from ICE

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Cropped photo from Idol wing ( actually the Idol wing image seems to be transposed)

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Corrected Idol Wing photo

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Side by side comparison

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3. Suthamalli Sivagami Amman

Cropped Photo from ICE

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Cropped photo from Idol Wing

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Side by Side comparison

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4. Chandikeswarar

Cropped Photo from ICE

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Image from Hindu paper

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Side by side comparison

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5. Sripuranthan Sivagami Amman

Cropped Photo from ICE

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Cropped photo from Idol Wing

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Side by side comparison

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With better quality photos the case for seeking return of these bronzes must be simple enough !!

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4 Comments so far

sivakumar
  1  

Congrats vijay, very good analytic effort.

September 24th, 2013 at 16:50
injamaven
  2  

very worthy undertaking. The nation should thank you!

September 24th, 2013 at 17:10
Prabhakar
  3  

Great effort!! Thanks Vijay

October 9th, 2013 at 16:43
Michaela
  4  

Go you! Great work vj

October 26th, 2013 at 16:00

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