Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets

Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets

Sale Overview

Christie’s spring auction of Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, including Oriental Rugs and Carpets features striking examples of manuscripts, paintings, ceramics, metalwork, and carpets.

Leading the sale is a magnificent group of bejewelled Mughal treasures that showcase the splendours of the Indian courts. Two further masterpieces include a vividly-illustrated folio that captures the regal grandeur of a royal court scene, showcasing the pinnacle of Timurid artistic production, and a Qajar oil painting by the celebrated artist Muhammad Baqir. In addition to these exquisite works, the auction boasts an impressive array of Persian and Indian manuscripts and paintings from private collections, as well as some impressive examples of Iznik pottery. The significance of early eastern carpets that appear in western paintings of the Renaissance and the Old Masters is explored this auction, with notable examples of ‘Lotto’, ‘Ghirlandaio’ and ‘small-pattern Holbein’ rugs from the 16th and 17th centuries, the highlight of which is an exceptionally rare 15th century Anatolian ‘Holbein and Phoenix’ rug from a distinguished private collection, one of only a handful of examples to survive in the West. Explore the virtual tour of the exhibition.

Related event

Join Christie's Education 17–July in an exploration of the diversity and influence of Islamic Art from its origins in the 7th Century to the present day with The Arts of Islam Across Time and Space.

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