Thursday, May 26, 2011

$10 mill for Roman Lawn Ornament

photo: Christie's Auction 
A roman period statue dating from 1st century A.D. will be up for sale on June 9th from Christie's auction house, during the Antiquities auction.

The statue which appears to have been used as nothing more than a lawn ornament by a wealthy Roman could fetch up to $10 million if not more, according to Christie's website.

The statue which depicts the god Pan and a Hermaphrodite in a struggle, which was the common theme for both to be depicted as such.

The 15 piece auction also brings art from other lands such as Syria, Egypt, and Greece, pieces dating as early as 320 B.C.

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