Most Expensive Stone Statues Ever Sold | Top 10
Do you want to know which are the most expensive stone statues ever sold?
You’re in the right place!
Greek, as well as Roman mythology features a large variety of mythological characters and with them, a lot of ancient tales.
And many of those came in the form of sculptures, like the ‘Leda and the Swan’, or the ‘Roman bust of Antinous’.
Several of these masterpieces were sold mostly to museum of anonymous buyers, but they sure have in common one thing : the selling price.
Let’s get straight to business and see which are the most expensive stone statues ever sold!
10The Ivory Face of Apollo – $10 million
And we begin our top 10 with the ivory face of Apollo.
Known as the son of Zeus, Apollo is the Greek and Roman God of sun, light, poetry, music, truth, prophecy, poetry and plague.
While the original ivory statue is about 6 feet high, there were several fragments which were illegally excavated.
According to the Italian Police, among those fragments was the face of the statue, which was later recovered in London.
In 1996, the ivory face of Apollo was bought by Nino Savoca from Pietro Casasanta.
And it came with a price tag of $10 million.
The next sculpture holds a world auction record for ‘Near Eastern Antiquity’.