News from Sotheby's is that a small, 3 1/4 inch carving of a lion that is attributed to Mesopotamia some 5,000 years ago, just sold at auction for $57 million, including the auctioneers commission. You read it right. Fifty-seven million dollars.
It is the most that has ever been bid for a sculpture, surpassing $29 million bid for a Picasso sculpture earlier this year.
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Now, place this in the context of beautiful carvings by Zuni and other Native American carvers. Makes them look like incredible bargains, eh?
Take a look at some of them at ZuniLink.