Christie's launch Islamic Art Week in London
Taking place October 7, 8 and 10
Bringing together the rich world of the Middle East and India, Christie's will be shining a spotlight on the forgotten arts of the creative regions. The three sales – which will take place over three days during Christie's Islamic Art Week – will have 700 lots on offer, with a strong vain of work coming from the Mughal, Safavid and Ottoman Empires.
The famed auction house will offer an insight into the diversity of the religious, social and geographical influences on works of art and the artists, craftsmen and patrons who created them.
The London sales will be divided into three different categories, Oriental Rugs & Carpets (October 7), Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds (October 8) and Arts and Textiles of the Islamic and Indian Worlds (October 10).
Among the myriad of beautiful objects, highlights include a silk and metal-thread 'Polonaise' rug from a private collection, which retains much of its original colour and has an estimate of £50,000-70,000. As well as an Iranian dagger which was made by the same person who made armour for the Iranian ruler Nadir Shah Asshar, and is estimated at £5,000-7,000.