On Tuesday, June 23, Christie’s Auction House in Paris blew its previous sales record away. Thanks to the William Rubin Kota, sold for €5.47 million, the auction house boosted its record to €11.5 million. The relic of Gabon was presented as the centerpiece of African, Oceanic, and Native American art. Three-fourths of the lots were sold, three of which for more than €1 million. Seven pieces shattered world records, including a Baga shoulder mask, D’Mba/Yamba, from the Republic of Guinea, which was purchased for €2.39 million. This record was achieved in part due to the performance of the Atwonzen from the Dschang region (west of Bamileke country), which was acquired by a European merchant at the final price tag of €99,900.