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FOR AN UNRECORDED QUR’AN PALIMPSEST COPIED ON
AN EARLIER COPTIC BIBLE
AS IT ACHIEVES £596,750
A QUR’AN PALIMPSEST WRITTEN ON AN EARLIER COPTIC BIBLE
PROBABLY EGYPT, SECOND CENTURY AH/CIRCA 8TH CENTURY AD AND EARLIER
Estimate: £80,000 – 120,000
Price realised: £596,750
Christie’s is pleased with the results achieved for the palimpsest of a Qur’an copied onto a Christian text, realising £596,750 during the Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets auction, which is still ongoing.
As Lot 1 of the sale, this remarkable manuscript dates to the earliest period of Islam. The leaves from these folios derive from an earlier Coptic manuscript containing passages from the Book of Deuteronomy, which is part of the Torah and the Christian Old Testament. It was very probably produced in Egypt, home to the Coptic community, at the time of the Arab conquest.
This appears to be the only recorded example of a Qur’an written above a Christian text, and the importance of this manuscript resonates with the historical reality of religious communities in the Near East and as such is an invaluable survival from the earliest centuries of Islam. Christie’s is honoured to have offered it at auction in London.
This remarkable discovery was made with the help of French scholar Dr. Eléonore Cellard, as the folios are in fact a palimpsest, a manuscript from which the first writing has been effaced so that the vellum could be reused. Beneath the Arabic script an original Coptic text may clearly be seen.
The Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets sale continues.
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CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS: HANDBAGS & ACCESSORIES
12 JUNE, LONDON
PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS: LONDON, 7 -12 JUNE 2018
HERMÈS, 1996, executed in 2009
A RARE AND UNIQUE PAINTED WHITE & RED ARDENNES LEATHER NASA RETOURNE KELLY 35 WITH GOLD HARDWARE BY TOM SACHS
London – Following the success of the inaugural Handbags & Accessories auction in June 2017, Christie’s is pleased to indulge handbag enthusiasts once again.
On 12 June 2018, Christie’s will present a selection of exquisite pieces in their Handbags & Accessories Sale at the London, King Street headquarters. From the exotic and precious to vintage varieties and sought after limited editions there is something for every type of buyer.
A collection of iconic artist collaboration handbags will also be offered from famed masters including: Tom Sachs. A highlight of the sale will be a 2008 Hermès, Matte Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30 with 18k White Gold & Diamond Hardware.
Matthew Rubinger, International Director, Handbags & Accessories at Christie’s states, ‘The Himalaya Birkin with White Gold and Diamond Hardware is the undisputed most valuable bag in the world. We are delighted to offer this exceptional piece at auction in Europe for the first time.’
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The House of Harry Winston, the legendary “King of Diamonds” and international jewelry brand announces the opening of its second retail salon in Hong Kong. Located in the renowned Mandarin Oriental hotel, with this opening, the House is pleased to bring new excitement to Hong Kong, and to further its retail expansion throughout Asia.
To celebrate the opening, actress Kate Hudson officiated a ribbon-cutting ceremony together with HarryWinston’s Fadi Ghalayini, Global Vice President of Sales, and Jennifer Liu, Regional Managing Director of Asia excluding Japan.
After the ribbon-cutting, guests were invited into the salon for an exclusive preview of the House’s latest fine jewelry and watch collections.
Designed to capture the elegance and intimacy of a private estate, the new 214 square meter salon reflects a contemporary variation on the traditional Winston style, and will house Harry Winston’s exquisitejewelry and timepiece collections, including the finest diamonds and rarest gemstones available today.
Harry Winston Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Salon:
Unit G1-3, G/F Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong Monday – Sunday | 9:30am to 7pm
Tel: 852 2868 6877
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong offers a night of magic and gastronomy on 8 June 2018, when celebrated French illusionist Stefan Leyshon makes his Asian debut at the hotel. For his inaugural Asian performance, Leyshon will present his Diner Secret (Secret Dinner) show, creating illusions on a 360-degree stage in-front of diners seated only a few feet away, while they enjoy a gourmet dinner.
Stefan Leyshon performed his first magic show at the age of 11, in 1983, and became the youngest magician to be admitted to AFAP (the French ‘Magic Circle’), three years later. He began his career as a TV and cabaret magician, before gaining recognition for his own particular style, a combination of magician and actor. In the 1990s, he began working in film and theatre, as well as continuing to be involved in TV, while adding his brand of magic to special events. He’s helped fashion, car and luxury brands market their products and performed his spectacular shows in more than one hundred towns on five continents. In 2006, he wrote and co-presented a TV show Magiciens, Leurs Plus Grands Secrets on France’s M6 channel.
To make the most of the evening, guests can book the hotel’s Weekend Getaway accommodation package, which includes additional treats. Leyshon was the youngest magician to be admitted to the French ‘Magic Circle’, aged 14, and today wows audiences with his contemporary take on levitation, mind reading and other classic magic acts, including interacting with a “humanoid robot”.
Staged in The Connaught Room on the hotel’s 1st floor, Diner Secret will be accompanied by a gastronomic three-course dinner created by the hotel’s Executive Chef Robin Zavou. Starting with Caviar as an amuse-bouche, guests will also enjoy Foie Gras, Beef and Apple, together with sommelier selected champagne and wine pairings.
Guests who book a Weekend Getaway room package for 8 June 2018 will enjoy:
Accommodation in a luxurious room or suite
Complimentary room upgrade
Late check-out until 4pm
5% off Diner Secret reservations
Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and house-made gourmet chocolates
Book any 60-minute treatment at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong during their stay, and guests receive 30 minutes of complimentary treatment time
Daily breakfast at Clipper Lounge or Café Causette for two guests
Rates for the Weekend Getaway start from HKD4,000 per room per night, and are subject to availability and 10% service charge. For further information and reservations, please visit mandarinoriental.com/hongkong.
The Diner Secret three-course menu is priced at HKD2,888 +10% service charge per adult including wine pairing, and HKD2,188 +10% service charge per child including free-flow soft drinks and juices. For reservations for parties of two or more people, please contact email@example.com.