Muhammad's footprints painting for sale at $23,000 with Mullock's



2015-06-26 13:16:31

Muhammad's footprints painting for sale at $23,000 with Mullock's

An 18th century painting of Muslim prophet Muhammad's footprints will sell on May 21

An 18th century painting of the Muslim prophet Muhammad's footprints is to cross the auction block at Mullock's on May 21.

Muhammad footprints painting Depictions of the prophet Muhammadare often a matter of controversy, but paintings of his footprints are popular

The painting was completed during the time of the Ottoman Empire and is said to be based on imprints left in stone by the revered leader. It is expected to sell in the region of 10,000-15,000 ($15,340-23,010).

Painted in gold ink, the painting is one of many impressions of Muhammad's footprints, many of which are preserved in various mosques and shrines throughout the Islamic world. There are also examples to be found in Istanbul's Topkopi Museum.

The auction also features an impressive selection of Mahatma Gandhi's personal memorabilia, including his heavily worn sandals.

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