LONDON – Comprising five auctions, Sotheby's Orientalist & Middle Eastern Week features a wide range of collecting categories, from books and manuscripts, to objects, Orientalist paintings, and modern and contemporary art. Learn more about some of our favourite works before they head to auction.

Early Chess Pieces Reveal Origins of the Game 
An important collection of early chess pieces from our Arts of the Islamic World auction reveals how the the origins of the game are rooted in India and the Middle East.

A History of Middle Eastern Art in Eleven Objects 
Discover eleven highlights from this unique group of sales, covering 1,000 years of middles Eastern art from the contemporary to the ancient.

A Treasure Trove of Art from the Middle East
Join Roxane Zand as she discusses the relaunch of 20th Century Arab, Iranian and Turkish art sales at Sotheby's London, including the unique single-owner sale (Alchemy: Objects of Desire) of the collection of the iconic cultural figure, Fereydoun Ave.


What Makes These Jewels So Desirable?
Discover the stories behind this selection of jewels from the upcoming Arts of the Islamic World sale on 20 April, encompassining 800 year of jewellery production from India and Persia through to North Africa.