One of the works of the world renowned Armenian micro miniaturist Eduard Ghazarian has been sold for €460000 at an auction in Cannes, France.
A caravan of camels made of precious stones, placed in the eye of a sewing needle was created by Eduard Ghazarian in 1986.
The buyer did not want to give his name; he only said that the miniature would remain in the country.
Eduard Ghazarian, who is considered to be the founder of the unique art of micro miniature, died in April 2012 at the age of 89.
He created over 1000 of such miniatures and granted many as tokens of friendship to prominent people. The micro miniatures which are invisible by the naked eye are in constant motion. Ghazarian also managed to create asynchronously moving micro sculptures that to date (over 30 years) have not been replicated and are unmatched as such.
In 2006, the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge named Eduard Ghazarian as one of the most talented persons of all times and presented him with a Living Legend Award.