Treasures of the Islamic and Indian Worlds at Christie’s London

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LONDON.- Christie’s Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds sale on 5 October, presents a wealth of over 400 rare and beautiful treasures of high quality and significant provenance which span the 9th to the 19th century. Setting the tone, the sale begins with 50 lots from the core of Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi’s classical Islamic Art collection. The group is led by an extremely rare Fatimid Egyptian carved wooden panel, circa 1150 (estimate: £400,000-600,000) and a late 18th century Indian emerald, ruby and diamond parrot (estimate: £400,000-600,000), which is one of seven spectacular Mughal and Deccani jewelled gold objets de vertu featured. Christie’s Dubai will offer the second sale of Modern Arab Art from the Farsi Collection on the 26th October. Magnificent highlights elsewhere in the London sale range from an exceptional 17th century Safavid velvet figural panel (estimate: £800,000-1,200,000); the only