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ISLAMIC ART REACHES NEW AUCTION RECORD

Sotheby’s in London sold a 16th century illustrated portfolio from the “Shahnameh” (Book of Kings) from Persia, for 7.4 million pounds (US $ 12 millions) yesterday on Wednesday, an auction record for an Islamic work of art.  This lot had excellent provenance, coming from the collection of the late scholar, curator and collector Cary Welch. 

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