Posted by Jeff (188.8.131.52) on October 11, 2001 at 22:44:42:
In Reply to: Worth A Shot posted by parhad on October 11, 2001 at 20:44:29:
: It has come to my attention that one of the very first maquettes of Ashurbanipal given to an early donor, back in 1985, is up for sale. Two that I know of changed hands since the monument was installed...one to a Middle Eastern gentleman for $10,000.00 and another to an Englishman for $11,000.00.
: They were given to people who donated $5,000.00 originally. They were issued in a Limited Edition of 10 and sold out long ago. Anyone who understands these things wont have to be convinced. No, none of it goes to me.
Yes, but with your luck (and our people's collective lack of knowledge), the ashurbanipal will be sold as "Bust of Hammurabi" or "Nebuchadnessar"... just like the Abysinnian Tiger!!
laughing in Detroit
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