- Joined Sotheby's in 2007
- Received a Master's degree with distinction in Near and Middle Eastern Studies
- Knowledge of Arabic language
Benedict Carter gained his BA Honours degree in Theology and Religious Studies from Bristol University in 2005, and an MA with distinction in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from The School of Oriental and African Studies in 2007. Mr Carter has travelled widely in North Africa and the Middle East, and has pursued his study of Arabic at the Universities of Jordan and Alexandria.
Since joining Sotheby's in late 2007, he has specifically been involved in sourcing and selling Islamic works of art in the biannual sales of Arts of the Islamic World. Mr Carter was actively involved in the highly successful single owner sale 'A Princely Collection' in October 2010 and the two-part landmark sales of Stuart Cary Welch in April and May 2011. In April 2014 he was responsible for a selling a royal portrait of the Persian ruler Fath ‘Ali Shah Qajar for a world record price of £2.9 million.