Arts of the Islamic World auction in London - in pictures
Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World auction on 25 April covers over 200 works of art produced under the aegis of multiple Islamic Empires, spread over three continents over a period of over 1,200 years.
A Sotheby's art handler poses with a unique blue and white pilgrim flask with animals at Sotheby's London. The art week comprises of numerous works from Islamic Empires over three continents and covers a period of 1,200 years leading into the 20th century. Ottoman shagreen and gem-set hilted dagger and scabbard Silk samite shirt with ducks 'Recollections I' by Monir Farmanfarmaian 'Untitled (Still life with pineapple)' by Manoucher Yektai 'Rabat (the red gate)' by Edwin Lord Weeks 'Food for thought, Assabeel' by Maha Malluh 'A sultan at prayer' by Jean-Leon Gerome 'Untitled (Tree trunks and village scene)' by Sohrab Sepehri 'A portraits of Khosrow Parviz'