This blog had reported about the sale way back in November 2006. The statue is part of Sotheby's 80-odd Indian and southeast Asian Works of Art sale.
The 64-inch Lord Shiva idol is sitting on a double-lotus pedestal. Earlier, the idol was misunderstood to be Lord Brahma due to the four head, but a third eye on each forehead of the sculpture helped to identify it as Lord Shiva.
Sadly, so far there has been no attempt from any government or non-government agency in
There are some Hindus who block the entry of a section of Hindus into temples. There are some Hindus who want to build temples at all odd places. But sadly there are no Hindus to bring back such invaluable treasures of Hinduism.