In England, auction house Sotheby’s announced that it would auction off some works of art related to the Islamic world and India, including a portrait of sultan Suleiman, the Ottoman sultan of the 16th century.
Sotheby’s is set to auction its collection titled “Islamic World and Indian Arts” on March 31.
Among the 183 pieces to be sold was a portrait of Sultan Suleiman, thought to have been made in the 16th century, the catalogue for the auction said.
In the catalogue, the portrait by the Italian painter Cristofano Dell’ Altissimo is copied for the Medici Dynasty and is currently at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, and the other is the Austrian Archduke Habsburg 2. It was recorded as being associated with portraits of Sultan Suleiman, copied for Ferdinand and exhibited at Ambras Castle in Innsburck, Germany.
He is estimated to be 43 years old
Unlike its counterparts, the portrait painted on a copper plate stated that Sultan Suleiman was estimated to be 43 years old and that this period coincided with the time when Sultan Suleiman conquered Iraq and Iran and defeated the Pope and his allies in the Preveze Naval War.
ABOUT 80 THOUSAND STERLINES
The portrait, which is thought to shed light on the exchange of art between the Ottomans and Venetians, has been in a private collection belonging to a French family since the 19th century and will be on sale for between £60,000 and £80,000.
Among the other pieces of the collection to be auctioned, Suyolcuzade Mustafa Eyyubi copied the Quran page in 1675, the Quran written in Kufi style from the 10th century, the semi-illuminated Quran page copied by Abu al-Fadl Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab al-Shafi al-Sunbati al-Araj during the Mamluk State, and various rugs and carpets from the Ottoman period.