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Ptolemaic Period Basalt Bust sold way above pre-acution price ($1,082,500)

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 [...]

By | 2008-06-06T09:33:17-07:00 June 6th, 2008|Antiquities|0 Comments
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