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Islamic Art at Christie’s: From Miniature to Qajar Paintings

Several pieces of Islamic art will be put up for auction at Christie’s, London, on April 27.

According to a Farsi report by Honar Online, a number of Islamic artworks are to be sold at Christie’s auction house in King Street, London, on Thursday, April 27.

The traditional Islamic works of art from Middle-East, India and Northern Africa in different historical eras will go on sale in the form of carpets and rugs, illustrations of Shahnameh – Ferdowsi’s book of epic poems – Safavid and Qajar art, carbuncled ivory chest, metal and foundry works, ancient manuscripts, pottery and silver work.

Works from Iran, India, Turkey, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Spain and Morocco plus some other Central Asian and African countries will be put on auction in London. Iranian artworks include miniature and Qajar paintings, as well as works of calligraphy.

The prices ranges from £1,800, £3,000 and £6,000 to £40,000 for the most precious pieces.

Christie’s also plans to sell part of these Islamic pieces of art beside the Islamic themed textiles and fabrics on April 28 in the southern King Street.


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