It is wonderful to see the continuing return of ancient statues and artifacts from institutions around the world to their origins.  The latest return will be from the Metropolitan Museum in New York:  two 10th century pieces of ancient Khmer art which have been guarding the doorway to the Met’s Southeast Asian galleries since they opened in 1994.
 
They were believed to been smuggled out  in pieces from the Koh Ker temple complex, 180 miles northwest of Phnom Penh.