His small archaeological collection was only auctioned off last year as part of a major auction in the Drouot in Paris, and now some objects from the estate of former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, who died in 2020, are back on the market from Spain: Until 17 September, the Catawiki platform is auctioning twelve ancient artefacts and two more recent ones from the former possession of the convinced European.

Among them is a 44-centimeter-high female terracotta figure, created in Greece in the fourth century BC. If it is a depiction of Persephone, as stated, she could have reminded the politician in Giscard d'Estaing's study, as a mediator between the underworld and the upper world, that every low can be followed by a new life high.