Sotheby’s is preparing to auction its “Islamic World and Indian Arts” collection on March 31st.
In the catalog published about the auction, there is a portrait of Suleiman the Magnificent, thought to have been made in the 16th century, among the 183 pieces to be offered for sale.
In the catalog, the portrait by the Italian painter Cristofano Dell ‘Altissimo, copied for the Medici Dynasty and still in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, and the other for Archduke II Ferdinand of Austria Habsburg and Ambras Castle in Innsburck, Germany It was noted that it was related to the portraits of Suleiman the Magnificent on display.
Unlike its counterparts, the portrait was drawn on copper plate, where Suleiman the Magnificent was estimated to be 43 years old, and this period coincides with the time when Suleiman the Magnificent conquered Iraq and Iran and defeated the Pope and his allies in the Battle of Preveza. It is emphasized that it is coming.
It was stated that the portrait, which is thought to shed light on the art exchange between the Ottoman and Venetians, has been included in a private collection belonging to a French family since the 19th century and will be sold with a value of 60 thousand to 80 thousand pounds.
Other pieces of the collection to be auctioned include the Quran page copied by Suyolcuzade Mustafa Ayyubi in 1675, the Quran written in Kufi style from the 10th century, Ebu al-Fadl Muhammad ibn during the Mamluk period. The semi-illuminated Quran page copied by Abd al-Wahhab al-Shafi al-Sunbati al-Araj and various rugs and carpets from the Ottoman period.