In pictures: Orientalist & Middle Eastern art week at Sotheby's

Auction house aims to represent the best art from the region
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Mahmoud Said's Portrait de Madame Batanouni Bey (est. £150,000 - 250,000) goes on view as part of Orientalist and Middle Eastern Week at Sotheby's in London, England. The work will be offered at Sotheby's 20th Century Art Middle East auction in London on 25th April 2017. (Getty Images for Sotheby's)
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Fahrelnissa Zeid's Towards a Sky (est. £550,000 - 650,000) goes on view as part of Orientalist and Middle Eastern Week at Sotheby's in London, England. The work will be offered at Sotheby's 20th Century Art Middle East auction in London on 25th April 2017. (Getty Images for Sotheby's)
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Works from the Schernig Collection, including Fouad Kamel's The Drinker (est. £22,000 - 28,000) go on view as part of Orientalist and Middle Eastern Week at Sotheby's in London, England. The works will be offered at Sotheby's 20th Century Art Middle East auction in London on 25th April 2017. (Getty Images for Sotheby's)
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Abdulnasser Gharem's The Stamp (est. £12,000 - 18,000) goes on view as part of Orientalist and Middle Eastern Week at Sotheby's in London, England. The work will be offered at Sotheby's 20th Century Art Middle East auction in London on 25th April 2017. (Getty Images for Sotheby's)
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Monir Farmanfarmaian's Triangle of Hope (est. £100,000 - 120,000) goes on view as part of Orientalist and Middle Eastern Week at Sotheby's in London, England. The work will be offered at Sotheby's 20th Century Art Middle East auction in London on 25th April 2017. (Getty Images for Sotheby's)
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A 19th Century Indian gem-set and enamelled gold necklace (est. £30,000 - 40,000) goes on view as part of Orientalist and Middle Eastern Week at Sotheby's in London, England. The necklace will be offered at Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World auction in London on 26th April 2017. (Getty Images for Sotheby's)
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The oldest known dated astrolabe from Muslim Spain, made by Muhammad ibn al-Saffar (est. £300,000 - 500,000) goes on view as part of Orientalist and Middle Eastern Week at Sotheby's in London, England. The astrolabe will be offered at Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World auction in London on 26th April 2017. (Getty Images for Sotheby's)
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Eugene Girardet's A Desert Caravan (est. £100,000 - 150,000) goes on view as part of Orientalist and Middle Eastern Week at Sotheby's in London, England. The work will be offered at Sotheby's Orientalist Sale in London on 25th April 2017. (Getty Images for Sotheby's)
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An Arabian saif (curved sword) with gold hilt and mounted scabbard (est. £8,000 - 12,000) goes on view as part of Orientalist and Middle Eastern Week at Sotheby's in London, England. The sword will be offered at Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World auction in London on 26th April 2017. (Getty Images for Sotheby's)
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An imperial Mughal spinel (est. £60,000 - 80,000) goes on view as part of Orientalist and Middle Eastern Week at Sotheby's in London, England. The jewel will be offered at Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World auction in London on 26th April 2017. (Getty Images for Sotheby's)
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Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant's The Sentinel (est. £120,000 - 150,000) goes on view as part of Orientalist and Middle Eastern Week at Sotheby's in London, England. The work will be offered at Sotheby's Orientalist Sale in London on 25th April 2017. (Getty Images for Sotheby's)
Thu 27 Apr 2017 01:05 PM