Tiny Statue Fetches Big Price At Auction: $57 Million

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A 3 1/4-inch limestone lion from ancient Mesopotamia fetched the highest price ever paid at an auction for a sculpture -- $57 million.

Sotheby's had estimated that the Guennol Lioness would bring up to $18 million.

The tiny figure, found at a site near Baghdad, had been on loan from Alastair and Edith Martin to the Brooklyn Museum of Art for nearly 60 years. It is thought to be at least 5,000 years old.