Antique Egyptian statue worth $6 million sets world record

A world record for an ancient Egyptian work of art has been set at Christie’s after a sculpture of the goddess Isis dating back to the Late Period Dynasty went under the hammer for nearly $6 million.
Made from a dark sandstone, known as greywacke, the 73-centimeter tall object was probably used as a healing statue for those who wanted to call on the goddess’s magical powers of protection, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The sculpture was estimated at between $640,000 – $960,000, and was acquired by a London fine art dealer Daniel Katz for his private collection.
The price more than doubled the previous record for an Egyptian work of art set in 2005 when the Kimbell Art Museum in Texas bought a tomb sculpture of Ka-nefer and His Family (ca. 2450 B.C.) for $2.8 million.



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