Christie’s next sale of Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds is set to take place on April 1, auctioning bowls, carpets and more. 

  • ‘Veneto-Saracenic’ bucket

    This bronze bucket, which dates back to the 15th or early 16th century, is signed by craftsman Mahmud Al-Kurdi, who lived during that period. The body is finely worked with intricate geometric and arabesque designs.

  • Pottery fragment

    ‘A Mina‘I Bowl Fragment’ is a pottery fragment with a depiction of a rider on horseback, mounted within a clear perspex bowl.

  • Kashan pottery bowl

    The interior of this turquoise glazed pottery bowl – that dates back to the 12th century –  is decorated with a radiating split-palmette design and calligraphy below the rim.

  • Flaring bowl 

    This bronze piece dates back to the 13th century and is believed to have been found in Mosul. The wide flaring rim is inlaid with a continuous scene of armed knights mounted on horses, camels and elephants. 

  • Majlis image

    This illustration is of Timurid ruler Sultan Husayn Bayqara’s majlis (a gathering). The opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper shows a gathering of five men in an interior setting. 

  • Brocade fragment

    This silk carpet dates back to the second half of the 16th century. It features a repeated design of paired pheasants with dotted plumage and long tails in green, white and yellow. 

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