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“The Tipu Sultan Collection” Headlines Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World Sale

LONDON.- On Wednesday, 14 April, 2010 Sotheby’s bi-annual Arts of the Islamic World Sale in London will present an exceptional array of fine and rare works of art that span from the rise of Islam in the 7th century through to the 19th century. The auction, which will also feature important examples of ancient manuscripts, ceramics, metalwork, weaponry, textiles, ceramics and paintings from North Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, Islamic Spain and South Asia, is estimated to realise in excess of £4 million and will be highlighted by Part II of ‘The Tipu Sultan Collection’ (the first part was offered at Sotheby’s London in 2005 and brought £1,239,240/$2,267,437). Commenting on the forthcoming sale, Edward Gibbs, Head of Sotheby’s Middle East and Indian Art Department, said: “We are delighted to bring to the market the second part of ‘The Tipu Sultan Collection’, which will