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Sotheby’s auctions hanging ornament of Iznik tiles from Mehmed the Conqueror period at record price.

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London-based auction house Sotheby's is auctioning off a 540-year-old Iznik pottery hanging ornament from the early Ottoman period at an astonishing price.

The famous auction house – which has previously held auctions of works from the Ottoman period – estimated a price between 180,000 pounds and 220,000 pounds ($232,142 and $283,729) for the Iznik pottery, made in the 1480s. It is stated that the hanging ornament, which will be sold in a live auction next week, was produced during the reigns of Mehmed II, also known as Mehmed the Conqueror, and his son Bayezid II. The 13th verse of Surah As-Saf is also engraved on the ornament.

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