Another statue of an Aztec deity sold for 97,500 euros, above the top pre-sale estimate. A stone mask sold for 62,405 euros, five times its pre-sale estimate. Despite the Mexican government's warning that some of the artifacts might be fakes, all met pre-sale minimum price estimates on Wednesday.
Mexico said the pieces should be returned because they form part of the country's cultural heritage. Mexico passed a law in 1972 prohibiting the export of such artifacts.