DOHA, 29 March 2012 - Beginning on Friday, highlights from our upcoming Turkish & Islamic series of auctions in London on 24 through 26 April - including The Orientalist Sale, Arts of the Islamic World and An Eye for Opulence - will be exhibited at the Katara Gallery at Katara Art Center in Doha.  The works, which include an Ottoman sabre, a silver inlaid brass basin, a dagger with a gold inlaid jade gilt, an important work by Orientalist painter Osman Hamdy Bey, ‘The Scholar’ (est. £3/5 million), and more, will be on view through Saturday. For more, read Sotheby's specialist Claude Piening's account of his trip there thus far, accompanied by his colleague Benedict Carter.