Police have released a photograph of an 18th century statue that was stolen from a Manhattan gallery last month, in hopes someone has come across it.
According to the NYPD, the grand larceny took place on March 16th at 2:30 p.m. at the Nancy Wiener Gallery on East 74th Street, where "an unidentified person removed a Gilt Bronze statue from the 60-year-old female victim's residence during an open house art exhibition at her residence."
Police sources tell the NY Post that Wiener "told cops that she saw 'nothing unusual' while the $90,000 gilt bronze Sino-Tibetan statue was on display during the event that coincided with Asia Week New York... It wasn’t until the next day when Wiener went to move the piece to a more secure location because the statue went up in value during an auction that she noticed it was gone."
The statue "depicts the Hindu gods Yama — known as the Lord of Death — Yami and a buffalo," the Post reported.
The authorities had raided a number of galleries during Asia Week—including Wiener's—in search of apparently looted works of art.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.