|Iranian artworks shine at Bonhams||
An acrylic on canvas by Hossein Zenderudi was sold for £158,500, and the calligraphic painting by Mohammad Ehsaii was sold for £92,500, Bonhams announced on its website.
Farhad Moshiri’s accumulation of wooden panels, doors, books, textile fragments and oil paintings laid onto a board fetched £72,100.
Moreover, Parviz Tanavoli’s “Heech” depicting the Persian word “heech” (nil) was sold for £18,750, and the painting on paper by Ardeshir Mohasses gained £7,500.
Abbas Kiarostami, Aidin Aghdashlu, Reza Derakhshani, Ali Shirazi, Nasrollah Afjeii and Afshin Pirhashemi were among the other Iranian artists whose works were sold at the auction.
An important painting of a Great Indian fruit bat or flying fox by Indian artist Bhawani Das with its 1.5 meter wingspan sold for £458,500 at Bonhams. The sale achieved total sales of £4.5 million.
The Islamic and Indian Art department holds two sales a year covering a wide range of art and artifacts dating from the 9th to the 19th centuries. This includes Arabic and Persian manuscripts, pottery, metalwork and glass, ivory, jewelry and stonework, Ottoman Turkish works of art (silver, textiles, arms and armor), and Persian material.
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