One of the three original portraits of Ottoman’s Sultan arrives in Istanbul from London
The unsigned original portrait of Mehmet II was put up for auction by the world-famous Christie's Auction House in London on the 25th of June.
A 540-year-old painting of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, purchased by the Turkish government, arrived in Istanbul from London on the 20th of August.
The unsigned original portrait of the Ottoman Sultan, also known as ‘Mehmed the Conqueror’ was put up for auction by the world-famous Christie’s Auction House in London on the 25th of June.
The painting, which is one of the Ottoman Sultan’s three original portraits, was made in his time. The portrait was purchased on the order of Istanbul Mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, at the auction for $954k.
The painting was delivered to a cargo firm by the English Auction House on the 20th of August for Istanbul. After the completion of necessary procedures, the famous artwork will be soon ready for Istanbul’s citizens to witness its brilliance.
Initially, the painting will be kept in a designated storage area, where the necessary provisions for preserving a Renaissance-era period have been conferred.
Due to the pandemic measures, it will be open for the public by the end of September. After the public opening, the portrait will permanently be placed in a museum with its own road map prepared by specialists.
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