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Ottoman-era painter's work sold for $5.9M in London

A 129-year-old painting made by a prominent Ottoman-era painter and art expert was sold for 4.6 million pounds ($5.9 million) at an auction held in the United Kingdom.

A painting by 19th century Ottoman painter Osman Hamdi Bey has been sold in a London auction for almost $6 million.

The 1890 painting "Koranic Instruction" was sold by London-based auctioneers the Sotheby's to an unnamed bidder for £4,64 million ($5,92 million).

The art piece was valued between £3-5 million before the auction.

The painting was a piece of the Important Works from the Najd Collection.

The painter's "Girl Reciting Quran" was sold to Malaysian Islamic Arts Museum last month in London for £6.3 million.

Osman Hamdi Bey was a pioneering Turkish painter who lived between 1842 and 1910.

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