Sotheby’s

London auction of medieval Qur’an manuscript raises Egyptian objections
Culture

London auction of medieval Qur’an manuscript raises Egyptian objections

  Sotheby’s, Britain’s largest broker of fine and decorative art, has announced that it will sell a Qur’an manuscript dating…
Painting by numbers? China art trading house promises investors sound platform
Art news

Painting by numbers? China art trading house promises investors sound platform

As China's economy wheezes to a 25-year low, investors who once collected stocks and property are turning to what they…
Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage
Culture

Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year,…
Mahfouz materials withdrawn from Sotheby’s auction
Books

Mahfouz materials withdrawn from Sotheby’s auction

The Sotheby's London auction house stopped the auction of a “highly significant” archive of materials by Egyptian Nobel Prize-winning writer…
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