Kabaa cover medallion auctioned
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
A Kaaba cover medallion has been sold for 120,000 Turkish Liras. DHA photoA five-piece Kaaba cover medallion has been sold for 120,000 Turkish Liras at an auction organized by the Çukurcuma Auction House. The dark blue Kaaba cover medallion dates back to the era of Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamit at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century.
In addition, a handwritten Quran, signed by İsmail Bin Ömer, was also sold for 110,000 liras at the auction. Another Quran with the signature of Seyyid Hasan Aşki found a buyer for 77,000 liras while another one interpreted by Muhammed Emin was sold for 33,000 liras.
Calligraphy works by leading names of the art of calligraphy, including Sami Efendi, Kamil Akdik and Çırçırlı Ali, as well as oil paintings of Istanbul by Georg Macco, Khariton Platanovich Platonov, Pierre Thuiller, Paul Verona, Charles Marie Pallianti, Sophus Theobald Levinson and Henri M. Jaubert, were also sold at the auction. An Ottoman bindallı dress from the 19th century was also sold for 12,500 liras.