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Monday, April 7, 2008

It's good that Sotheby's cancels the action of Sikh body armour

LONDON APRIL: Sotheby's auction house Monday stopped the auction a body armour after protests from Sikh groups. The 18th century armour, estimated at 10-12,000 pounds. Various Sikh websites were doubting the authenticity of this lot. The authenticity is not proven.
Some Sikh cultural experts claimed it might have belonged to the 10th Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh. The London auctioneers later clarified that it did not belong to Guru Gobind Singh.
Sotheby's has withdrawn the item from the April 9 auction at the request of the seller, who wanted it acquired by a member of the Sikh community.
The protests in India were mainly in the eastern Indian city of Patna - the birthplace of the Guru - and in Amritsar.
Info from BBC and indiatimes.com

1 comment:

Sahasi said...

Buddy I agree with you that the auction was cancelled. I would have hated it to go to any other country.

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