Museum Buys $4 Million Hindu God Piece

Museum Buys $4 Million Hindu God Piece

There are 3 comments on the Newsday.com story from Apr 5, 2007, titled Museum Buys $4 Million Hindu God Piece. In it, Newsday.com reports that:

“The sculpture of the Chola dynasty is one of the greatest achievements of Indian art, and there are few examples anywhere in the world that can match this object for the sophistication of its modeling and its monumentality”

The Cleveland Museum of Art paid $4 million for a 1,000-year-old life-sized Hindu god sculpture auctioned by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y. The work 'Shiva as Brahma' comes from India's Chola ... via Newsday.com

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Marie

United States

#1 Apr 6, 2007
It still seems wrong to sell such important art objects in order to buy contemporary "art" which may be worth nothing in the future when discrimination and standards return.
varma

New Delhi, India

#2 Apr 6, 2007
It is better to have the art and symbols of an endangered religion like Hinduism, which is being attacked by Islam with its breeding spree in order to outnumber the native Indians and the evangelical activities of the Christian missionaries by deceit, and false promises of prosperity, be preserved in western museums....
Or else they would see the same fate of the thousands of Hindu temples and art destroyed by Muslims in India, and the christian missionaries contempt for devil religions(as they perceive Hinduism to be one)..
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The Portuguese after landing in Mumbai were awe struck with elephant caves but they showed their contempt for Hinduism and love for Christianity by destroying the sculptures in the elephanta cave famous for Shiva worship...
The western societies may not stoop so low in the modern world, but for the converted Christians to reach such a stage will take atleast a generation for their contempt to fade away....
master ALI

Australia

#3 Aug 3, 2008
hindu forum is diseased & dying

wont be long before the hindu forum breaths its last breath

rofl

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