We found a cool real estate for sale on JamesList today: a XVII century, fully restored ancient guard palace is for sale for € 1,000,000 ($1,446,000). It is located in Umbria, Italy and is advertised as best used for an accomodation business, but who knows, maybe you just want to dress up in medival costumes every now and then and use it as your private escape from your present time.
This 305-30 B.C (ptolemaic period) basalt bust of a queen or goddess had a pre-auction estimate of $40,000-$60,000 and was sold yesterday in New York way over that range. The hammer price with buyer’s premium was $1,082,500
From the lot’s description:
“Wearing a pleated and fringed garment leaving her right shoulder bare, long tripartite wig of echeloned triangular curls falling to the top of the rectangular back pillar, and fragmentary uraeus, a hole on top of the head for insertion of the missing crown, her idealized youthful face with recessed almond-shaped eyes and long cosmetic lines.”