16th century sultan’s portrait sold for $481,000 in London

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UK, A rare 16th-century picture of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest-reigning Footrest sultan, brought a large ₤ 350,000($481,000 )price in an auction on

Wednesday in London. The picture got on deal for collection agencies in live bidding process at renowned auction home Sotheby’s beginning at ₤ 80,000.

The list price almost tripled pre-auction quotes, which predicted the portrait could be cost as high as ₤ 120,000.

The paint was formerly part of a family collection in France since the 19th century. The painting is a likeness of two 16th century pictures, according to Sotheby’s.

It is associated with a portrait credited to Cristofano Dell’ Altissimo in Florence’s Galleria Degli Uffizi as well as a smaller sized portrait of Archduke Ferdinand II displayed in Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum.

The painting “opens up a home window onto a story of artistic exchanges in between Venice and the Ottomans in the 1530s,” according to Sotheby’s.

Suleiman the Magnificent ruled for almost a half century, from 1520 to 1566.

Wednesday’s public auction likewise included a portrait of Suleiman’s little girl Mihrimah Sultan, by Titian, the 16th century Venetian musician. The painting was offered to a purchaser for ₤ 60,000.

Ottoman velour job from the “distinguished collection of Edgar Vincent, 1st Viscount d’Abernon” was likewise on auction.