Monday, October 23, 2017

Sotheby's Islamic World Sale

Some highlights from Sotheby's upcoming Arts of the Islamic World sale in London. This is a prince's coat from India, embroidered with Basra seed pearls,19th century.

Illuminated manuscript of the Diwan of the Persian poet known as Hafiz, from Qajar, 19th century.

An Ottoman agate-hilted dagger with gem-set silver scabbard, Turkey, probably 18th century

Detail from a page of illumination in gold, India, Deccan, Bijapur or Golconda, circa 1600

A gold and silver-inlaid brass penbox, probably Seljuk Mosul, late 13th century

Details from a large painted three-panel screen depicting the City Palace at Udaipur and Lake Pichola, India, 19th century

A gilt saddle-axe (tabarzin), North-West India, Bikaner, 18th century

A princess seated in an interior, possibly Desavarati Ragini, attributable to Mihr Chand, India, Oudh, circa 1770

A large pair of enamelled bracelets with tiger heads, North India, 19th century

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