Denver Art Museum returns looted sculpture to Cambodia

The Denver Art Museum says it has returned a 10th-century sandstone sculpture to the government of Cambodia.

The piece, “Torso of Rama,” stands more than 6 feet tall and is missing its head, arms and feet. It likely was looted from the country decades ago, along with scores of other ancient Khmer objects that landed in museums and collections across the U.S.

DAM acquired the piece in 1986 from the Doris Weiner Gallery in New York City. At the time, the museum says, it had no evidence that the statue left the country inappropriately.