Sotheby’s Middle Eastern Art Week

BY Tanika D’souza / Oct 17 2016 / 18:33 PM

Influential works by artists such as Monir Farmanfarmaian, Mahmoud Mokthar and Shakir Hassan Al Said on auction

Sotheby’s Middle Eastern Art Week
Monir Farmanfarmaian. (B. 1924) Variations on Hexagon and Octagon Mirror, 2005. 110 by 110 cm; 43 ¼ by 43 1/4in. £120,000 – £150,000. (Dhs536,056-Dhs670,036)
Sotheby’s Middle Eastern Art Week
Sayed Haider Raza (1922 – 2016). Bindu (Five Elements) (1999) 96.5 x 96.5cm. (38 x 38 in.) £100,000 – £150,000. (Dhs446,698 - Dhs670,036)
Sotheby’s Middle Eastern Art Week
Farhad Moshiri (B.1963)For You I was a Puppet, You Gave me Breath…178 by 145.2cm.;70 1/8 by 57 ¼ in. £80,000 – £100,000. (Dhs357,301 -Dhs446,698)
Sotheby’s Middle Eastern Art Week
A Portrait of Sultan Bayezid I, School of Veronese, Italy, Circa 1580. Painting: 68 by 51 cm.Framed: 84.5 by 68 cm. £150,000 – £200,000. (Dhs670,036 - Dhs893,153)
Sotheby’s Middle Eastern Art Week
Radha consoled by Krishna in a forest at night, an illustration from the "Lambagraon" Gita Govinda series, attributed to Purkhu, Kangra, circa 1820 painting: 23.5 by 31.2cm.leaf: 28.2 by 36.1cm.£50,000 – £80,000. (Dhs223,317 - Dhs357,301)
Sotheby’s Middle Eastern Art Week
A royal horse attended by three grooms, Mughal, circa 1575-90 painting: 16.4 by 23.5cm.leaf: 20 by 27.1cm.£200,000 – £300,000. (Dhs893,153 - Dhs1,339,715)

From Mughal master miniatures to works by Mahmoud Mokhtar, Sotheby’s London promises auction attendees a trip through a millennium of Middle Eastern art in a series of sales from October 18 through to October 20.

Hosting four themed and curated exhibitions, the auction house aims to represent the best art from the region through its long and varied history, with all sales united under this year’s theme, “Treasures Through Time.”

In line with the notion of travelling backwards into varying periods of art history, the sale series will begin with Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art on October 18. Followed by two sales on the following day that, between them, represents many centuries’ worth of Middle Eastern Art. On the final day of the sale, auction attendees are given the opportunity to finish their temporally curated artistic experience back in the 20th century, basking in the excellence of pieces by such as Bahman Mohasses and Mahmoud Mokhtar. – Tanika D’souza 

Treasures Through Time will take place at Sotheby’s London from October 18-20. For further information on the auction click here. Click through the gallery above to see some of the pieces that will go on auction.