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.
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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.
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Ottoman shagreen and gem-set hilted dagger and scabbard
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Silk samite shirt with ducks
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'Recollections I' by Monir Farmanfarmaian
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'Untitled (Still life with pineapple)' by Manoucher Yektai
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'Rabat (the red gate)' by Edwin Lord Weeks
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'Food for thought, Assabeel' by Maha Malluh
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'A sultan at prayer' by Jean-Leon Gerome
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'Untitled (Tree trunks and village scene)' by Sohrab Sepehri
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'A portraits of Khosrow Parviz'