Cycladic Reclining Female Figure

This beautiful Cycadic figure of a reclining female was  once owned by Ali and Hicham Aboutaam, the co-owners  of Phoenix Ancient Art,  One of only twelve known by an artist called the “Schuster Master,” named for a collector who owned this idol, it is the only complete work by the artist that has survived.  Now owned by a private collector, it is going on the auction block at Christie’s New York on 9 December, where it is estimated to bring $3 million to $5 million.  The price paid could be a new auction record for a Cycladic figure.