How Ruthmere came to sell a sculpture for millions

Fallen Caryatid Carrying Her Stone, a limestone sculpture by French artist Auguste Rodin was recently sold by the Ruthmere Museum for $7.55 million.

ELKHART — After more than 40 years at Ruthmere Museum, a sculpture by 19th-century French artist Auguste Rodin has been sold for $7.55 million at a recent auction.

The limestone sculpture named La Cariatide Tombée Portant Sa Pierre, or The Fallen Caryatid Carrying Her Stone, is one of several Rodin pieces that have been in Ruthmere's possession. However, this one was certainly the most valuable.

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