(Persia Digest) – A collection of 256 artworks from the Islamic world is going under the hammer at Sotheby’s. The collection also includes artistic historic works from Iran.
The 256 pieces of artwork dating back to 1000 years ago will be auctioned on 24 October 2018 in London. The collection includes important, valuable works from different Islamic countries created in different eras.
Tens of works from Iran, mainly from the Qajar and Safavid eras, will be auctioned such as several copies of the Quran, paintings, ink holders, mirrors, miniatures, potteries, a wooden compass, painted tiles, copperware, and other decorative objects and jewelry.
One of the pieces put up for auction is an Iranian Alam banner from the Safavid era, signed and dated by a person named Mohammad Ibn Reza. This is a masterpiece of metalwork and calligraphy priced between USD 103,280 and 154,920.
A day after the Sotheby auction, Christie’s of London will be holding his own auction of “Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs” with 385 pieces of artworks from various countries, including 150 Iranian copies of the Quran, the “Shahnameh”, “Masnavi Ma’navi” hundreds of years old, plus paintings and tiles from the Safavid times, and Persian carpets prices from USD 1000 to over 230 thousand.
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