Most Expensive Antiquity:
The Guennol Lioness
It’s a small statue of a lioness, nothing too fancy. Unless you counter in the fact that this baby is 5000 years old! Yeah, it was made in the same era when the humans were developing the writing system, cities were being built in the ancient Mesopotamia, and some fool was tinkering with a chunk of limestone thinking “hey, this would make a sweet lioness statue!”
When you really think about it, it blows your mind.
Most Expensive Sculpture:
“L’homme au doigt”, Alberto Giacometti
Giacometti is considered to be one of the most influential sculptors in history, with 3 of his most famous works being in the top ten most valuable pieces of art of all time. Is he a genius or a wacko? Why not both? Just look at this creepy “L’homme au doigt”, it is anything but normal, and yet it was sold for over $140 M.