Sotheby’s to Exhibit Artistic Treasures of the Islamic World in Doha, Qatar in March

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LONDON.- Sotheby’s will mount an exhibition at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha from the 5th-6th March 2011 which will be highlighted by an extraordinary group of objects assembled by the late scholar and collector, Stuart Cary Welch. Ranging from striking and beautiful Qur’anic scripts and other works of calligraphic inspiration through remarkable illuminated manuscripts and weaponry created for the Safavid, Mughal and Deccani courts, these works will be auctioned at Sotheby’s London 6 April 2011 sale. Stuart Cary Welch was one of the leading art historians of his generation and devoted his life to the study and teaching of Islamic art and culture, as well as being an inspired collector renowned for his brilliant eye and exquisite taste. The exhibition will include an illustrated folio from what is universally acknowledged as one of the supreme illustrated manuscripts of any period or culture and among the gre