(Bloomberg) — A Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is expected to fetch up to $25 million at auction in November at Christie’s in Hong Kong.
The Nov. 30 sale of a dinosaur fossil thought to have lived during the Cretaceous period, about 66 million to 68 million years ago, marks the first time a T. rex skeleton has been put up for auction in Asia, Christie’s said. Stated. Statement Thursday.
Shen, whose Chinese name means god-like, weighs 1,400 kilograms and is on sale for between $15 million and $25 million, the statement said. The 43-foot-long, 16-foot-tall giant was unearthed in Montana. In 2020, Christie’s New York paid T. Rexstan his price tag for his record-breaking hammer of $32 million.
The winning bidder will get full ownership and all soft assets related to Shen, including permission to rename the skeleton. The owner also has commercial rights to lease the dinosaur.
“It will likely be used for public display,” said James Hythrop, director of science and natural history at Christie’s. Shen has been studied by leading paleontologists.
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