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Egyptian Statue Generates 16 Million Pounds to Benenfit Northampton Museum

Despite ridiculous interference from the Egyptian government and objections from a few purist fanatics, this statue, in the Museum’s collection for over a century, sold for 16 million Pounds to benefit Northampton Museum – … 6 more words

Aphrodite and the Aeneid - Two Treasures at Sotheby's

UPDATE: These two lots did not disappoint. Bidding on lot 2, the Master of the Aeneid opened at £600,000, paused briefly at £700,000, then quickly proceeded to its hammer price of £1.3 million (£1,538,500 with the buyer’s premium of $2,636,835). 1,705 more words

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$33.2 million for Two Masterpieces at Christie's "Exceptional Sale"

UPDATE 3: Controversy and protests notwithstanding, the 4,500-year-old Egyptian statue known as the Northampton Sekhemka has been sold. Bidding opened at £3 million, had reached £3.8 million when a protester in the room interrupted the proceedings. 3,391 more words

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$2.2 Million Roman Imperial Portrait Head of a Girl leads Sotheby's June 2014 Antiquities Auction in New York

UPDATE: The sale, from which only one lot was withdrawn, proceeded in a deliberate if not terribly dramatic pace, selling all but three of the lots offered.   1,455 more words

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