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Islamic artifacts to be sold at Christie’s London

Collectors and connoisseurs of Islamic and Indian art are in for a treat as medieval historical Islamic artifacts dating between the 9th and the 19th centuries will be on auction at Christie’s London on Thursday.

 

Collectors and connoisseurs of Islamic and Indian art are in for a treat as medieval historical Islamic artifacts dating between the 9th and the 19th centuries will be on auction at Christie’s London on Thursday.

Illustrations from an early “Baburnama”, gilded manuscripts of the holy Quran, and a pigment-on-paper work showing Mughal emperor Jahangir on a lion-hunt, will be some of the works that will go under the hammer at the day-long auction titled “Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds”.

Many cover a geographical area stretching from India in the east to Al-Andalus in modern Spain in the west, Christie’s said in a statement.

On offer will be an illustration by artist Haydar Kashmiri from an early “Baburnama” — an autobiographical account of Babur (1483-1530), who founded the Mughal empire in the Indian subcontinent in 1526.

 

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