Two Rare Chinese Sculptures Are Stolen

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the theft of two ancient Chinese head sculptures from a private collection.

The two sculptures, valued at about $800,000 each, had been stored at an undisclosed location in the wealthy coastal town of Westport. Police have not said exactly when they were stolen.

The sandstone sculptures are between 800 and 1,000 years old, dating from China's Tang Dynasty. They depict members of the Louhan, the 18 original followers of Buddha.

The FBI has joined with the Westport police department in the investigation of the theft.