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Ancient Egyptian manuscript sold at Sotheby’s for £10,000

Tue, Oct. 30, 2018
CAIRO – 30 October 2018: Sotheby’s International Auction House in London presented an auction titled “The Arts of the Islamic World in the Middle East”. The auction included four Egyptian manuscripts for sale.

Only one Egyptian manuscript was sold, which is a great binding for Morocco, Egypt and Syria, that goes back to the 15th century, dating back to the Mamluks era. The piece was valued at £10,000.

It is noteworthy that the three remaining Egyptian manuscripts were not held for sale in the auction, and included one which dates back to the Mamluks era during the 14th and early 15th centuries.

The piece was labeled “Al-Samad Astrological Images” and was valued at an estimate cost of £6,000 to 8,000.

Moreover, the third manuscript is a text from the Holy Quran, dating back to the second half of the 14th century, and is estimated to cost between £6,000 and 8,000.

The fourth manuscript is part of the 14th century Quran scripts, estimated at a value of £8,000 to 12,000.

Sotheby's has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby's became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012).

Today, Sotheby's presents auctions in ten different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby's Bid Now programme allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world.

In February 2015, RM Auctions formed a strategic partnership with Sotheby's to become RM Sotheby's , the world's largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles.

Sotheby's has a global network of 80 offices in 40 countries and is the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID).

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