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Rare Chinese Sculptures Stolen In Westport: Valued At $1.6 Million

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(Photos Courtesy Westport Police)

(Photos Courtesy Westport Police)

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WESTPORT, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Two Chinese sculptures valued at more than $1.5 million have been stolen in Westport.  The rare Louhan head sculptures are nine to ten centuries old, dating back to China’s Tang Dynasty.

Westport Police and the FBI are investigating the theft of the sculptures,  which are part of a private collection,  stored by the owner under a tarp in a locked garage at his residence.  He had not seen the carvings in about six months and wasn’t sure exactly when they’d disappeared.

Police describe the sandstone carvings as extremely rare,  and among the few examples known to exist in the world.  The sculptures,  nine to ten centuries old,  are among the few examples known to exist in the world. They are roughly 15 inches square, ten inches deep,  and weigh 55-70 pounds.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Westport detectives  at (203) 341 6006.

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