Fake Mayan statue sold for $4.2 million
Published on March 23rd, 2011 | by Admin0
The French auction house Drouot maintains that the statue, of a masked figure carrying a shield, is genuine and more than 1,000 years old.
But Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History says it does not match the style of the period it was supposedly from.
The Mexican foreign ministry has informed French authorities.
Story: BBC News | Photo: Binoche & Giquello/Pierre Yves Dhinaut