Lord Shiva Idol Auctioned for Record $4.07 Million
rare four-headed stone idol called ‘Figure of Shiva as Brahma’
was auctioned for record
$4.07 Million according to this report in
The idol belongs to the Chola period and is believed to have been created between 10
century. The auction was at the Sotheby's.
dealer John Eskenazi placed the winning bid for an anonymous buyer.
In another auction at the Christie's, on March 21, 2008, sale of ancient Indian art, a bronze statue of Goddess Parvati belonging to 1400 AD was sold for $2.7 million.