Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thirteenth-century Ivory of Virgin and Child sells for $8.5 million

An ivory of the Virgin and Child enthroned, made in Paris between 1250-1280, was sold at auction for $8.547.979 (US) earlier this month, a record price for a medieval art object.

The ivory was sold by Christie’s Paris auction house on November 16th to art dealer Sam Hogg, who was working on behalf of a private client. The medieval art piece was expected to bring in between €1-2 million.

Click here to read this article from Medievalists.net