LONDON – Sotheby’s largest-ever Orientalist and Middle Eastern Art Week exceeded all pre-sale expectations (est. £9.9–14.2 million), after realising a total of £15,729,798. A unique grouping of five sales spanning centuries of art attracted thousands of visitors to our London galleries, where eight artist records were set during the week. Click ahead to see the sale highlights, from ultra rare sculptures with a political message to books that sold for more than 200 times their high estimate.

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