Thursday, December 06, 2007

art at its greatest...



The Guennol Lioness, a 5,000-year-old Elamite figure created ca. 3000-2800 B.C., was listed as belonging to the Brooklyn Museum of Art until it was auctioned off to an English collector. Its historical significance is that it was created at about the same time when the first known use of the wheel, the development of cuneiform writing, and the emergence of the first cities were recorded. Depicting a well-muscled anthropomorphic lioness, it sold for $57.2 million at Sotheby's auction house on December 5, 2007.

7 comments:

Promiscuous X said...

Ummmmmm I read this on Yahoo Sir. Ima get yo ass shawn. You an these dam everyday post. Ya lil ass suppose to be working not blogging lol. But dam 57million for this dam thing. fuck that I rather look at it on display then waste money to own it. Sad but true.

ShawnQt said...

Yes I saw it on Yahoo, and It is so amazing to me, that I had to put it up, lol. There is nothing to do at work... so why not do something productive, and I might do another post later on today to, so there! lol

Aint u suppose to be working instead of reading blogs? Luv ya X!

Omar Ramon said...

THAT.IS.BEAUTIFUL.


...I want it.

tyrus rochell said...

it amazes me the price of art these days. it really makes one wonder if the price equates to the actual value of the piece.

Kensilo said...

Sold for 57.2 Mil. wow. U gotta love art.

Darius T. Williams said...

I saw this on yahoo too - this is a fool - lol. ain't no dayum way.

ponoono said...

oh sure.. why donate to toys for tots or feed the poor when you can plunk down 57mill on an old rock really. i think this is socially irresponsible.