Sculpture, In the cards

The auctioned sculpture

The Matoian movement was a school of classical sculpture.

A post-eventualist, pre-Matoian bronze and triptin sculpture was found on a derelict freighter in the Bajoran system in 2373, and subsequently auctioned at Quark's. It was sold to a Bolian man for one bar and three strips of latinum. (DS9: "In the Cards")

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 26), Matoian was: a "Noted sculptor whose work became a recognized style".