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Ancient Indian sculpture Parrot Lady presented to PM Narendra Modi by Canadian PM

Apr 16, 2015 18:22 IST

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on 16 April 2015 presented ancient Indian sculpture Parrot Lady to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was presented with the sculpture during his official visit to Canada.

Parrot Lady is a life-sized, sandstone sculpture and is said to be around 900 year old. The sculpture of a Naayika or Heroine has a parrot on her back. It was carved for placement in one of the Khajuraho temples that form a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Madhya Pradesh.

The sculpture of Parrot Lady was found in Canada in 2011 when it was seized under the Cultural Property Export and Import law from a person who did not have proper documentation. It was then turned over to the department of Canadian Heritage in Edmonton.

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