Monday, August 27, 2007

£ 50 million Diamond Skull

Artist Damien Hirst covered the entire human skull with 8,601 pieces of diamond.

The skull is thought to belongs to a 35-year-old European who lived between 1720 and 1810 which Hirst brought from a shop in Islington, north London.

The centrepiece of the 18th century skull is a pear-shaped pink diamond, set in the skull's forehead and the £12m-worth of diamonds are said to be ethically sourced.

You would not believe that the new teeth made for the artwork cost £14m covered with platinum.

The Diamond skull was sold at £ 100 million.

Source: BBC News

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