Sex sells: Erotic museum's closing sale a big hit

The Paris Museum of Eroticism sold its 2,000-item collection, including its oldest object, an 18th-century marble plaque of the Hindu god Vishnu from an Indian tantric templeThe Paris Museum of Eroticism’s closing-down sale brought in almost half a million euros (dollars) on Sunday, around three times the pre-sale estimate, the auctioneers said. Much of the 2,000-item collection, including its oldest object, an 18th-century marble plaque of the Hindu god Vishnu from an Indian tantric temple, comes from Asia. The auction also included many drawings and photographs from late 19th-century “Belle Epoque” Paris, when the city was seen as the world capital of pleasure.

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