Art: SCULPTURE ON THE BARGAIN COUNTER

"DESPITE today's boom prices in the market for popular paintings (TIME, Dec. 5), art collecting need not be any more expensive a hobby than photography or sailing. To make that point, the City Art Museum of St. Louis last week was staging a show of 367 art works priced at $4 to $1,200 apiece. Art objects of various neglected periods proved to be even better bargains than contemporary pictures by little-known artists. Sample rates: a bronze reindeer from ancient Persia for $632.50, a 5,000-year-old "female divinity" from Sumer for $103.50, an ancient Egyptian bronze statuette of Anubis for $172.50, a Tarascan...

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