G. Max Bernheimer described the piece: "The Guennol Stargazer is an iconic work of art and one universally recognised as the finest Kiliya idol in existence".
The collecting history is:
- Collection of Alastair Bradley Martin and his wife, Edith
- Loan to New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1966-93 (L.66.11)
- Merrin Gallery, 1993
- New York private collector, reported to be Michael Steinhardt
The figure was sold at Christie's New York on 28 April 2017 (lot 12) for $14,471,500. The sale was subject to a claim from the Republic of Turkey.