From beautiful ceramic wares to refined Indian miniature paintings, the works offered in the upcoming Arts of the Islamic World sale (25 April, London) represent more than 1200 years of artistic development. The auction also features Arab, Persian and Turkish manuscripts, including including three highly important and early works on optics, astronomy and mathematics that reflect the scholarly ‘golden age’ of medieval Arab advancement. Click ahead to discover highlights from the sale. Arts of the Islamic World 25 April 2018 | London
Reproduced with a quasi-photographic attention to detail, markets, bazaars and cafés were a continuous source of inspiration for Orientalist artists and offered contemporary audiences in the West an exotic yet faithful view of street life in Turkey and the Middle East. Take a look below at three works from the upcoming Orientalist Sale (24 April, London) at three different price points.
This episode features a unique and elegant 16th-century pilgrim flask made at Iznik in north-west Turkey. Discover the elegant shape and playful design, which bears testimony to the skill of the region’s potters. The flask is a highlight of Sotheby’s upcoming Arts of the Islamic World sale (25 April, London).
Appearing at auction for the first time, Mahmoud Said’s daring depiction of Adam and Eve draws on influences from Egyptian antiquity to European Old Masters. This enchanting and enticing masterpiece is a highlight of our upcoming 20th Century Art / Middle East sale (24 April, London).
The Orientalist Sale (24 April, London) brings together paintings and sculpture representing the landscapes, people, and customs of North Africa, Egypt, the Levant, Arabia, and the Ottoman world during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Click ahead to see eight highlights. The Orientalist Sale 24 April 2018 | London
Discover Swedish artist Anders Zorn’s mastery of watercolour in this depiction of a famous Algerian mosque, painted on his honeymoon in 1887. ‘Women Outside the Sidi Abderrahman Mosque, Algiers’ is a highlight of The Orientalist Sale (24 April, London) at Sotheby’s.
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