China News Agency, Hong Kong, October 5 (Dai Xiaoluo) Christie's Hong Kong said on the 5th that the tyrannosaur fossil named "Shen" (Shen) will be auctioned in Hong Kong on November 30.

"Shangshen" is estimated at HK$120 million to HK$200 million, and is the first Tyrannosaurus fossil to be auctioned in Asia.

  According to reports, the fossil remains were unearthed from the Hell Creek layer in McCon County, Montana, USA. The assembled "Shangshen" is 12.2 meters long and 4.6 meters high, accurately reproducing the fierce hunting posture of Tyrannosaurus rex, regardless of shape and size. The names are all domineering.

  Christie's said in a media tour held on the 5th that the tyrannosaur fossil will be publicly exhibited at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from November 26 and will lead Christie's Hong Kong Autumn Evening Auction on November 30.

  According to Christie's, there are two reasons for using the name "Shangshen". One is the huge size of the fossil remains of Tyrannosaurus rex, which is awe-inspiring. This prehistoric classic beast exudes a "god"-like momentum.

The second is to echo the “Stan” auctioned by Christie’s in New York at a record high price in 2020. Both are Tyrannosaurus fossils, and their names start with the letter S, so “Shangshen” is the same species as “Shangshen”. "Stan" is in the same line, so it is also named after the letter S.

  "Hong Kong auctions must take into account the wide-ranging interest of Asian collectors, and maintain innovation while balancing the quality of Eastern and Western art works." Pang Zhifeng, President of Christie's Asia Pacific said, "Shangshen" Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is a museum worthy of And the top fossils collected by literary and art institutions, the autumn auction in Hong Kong in November will bring unprecedented opportunities to collectors in the Asia-Pacific region.

  He told reporters that the fossil remains of "Shangshen" reached museum-level standards, and the integrity calculated by bone density reached 45%, which is of great scientific value.

“We have noticed the increasing demand for historically valuable collections in the Asian market, and we look forward to seizing this rare opportunity to have in-depth exchanges with museums, institutions, collectors and the public around the world.” (End)