Thursday, September 25, 2014

Islamic Treasures at Christies

Some highlights from an auction coming up at Christie's in London on October 9, titled Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds. Above, calligraphic exercise from Iran, c. 1600.

Illustration from a volume of Persian poetry, from India, c. 1580.

Blue and white Ottoman dish from Bursa, 15th century.

Detail of a wooden panel from Fatimid Egypt, 11th c.

Koran pages, Andalusia, 13th century.

Nasrid cabinet, Granada, 15th century.

Silver inlaid brass bowls from Fars, Iran, 14th century.

Book page from Iran, 19th century.

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