King Arthur manuscript to be auctioned

King Arthur manuscript to be auctioned

Undated Sotheby’s handout photo of King Arthur fighting the Saxons from The Rochefoucauld Grail, in French, illuminated manuscript on vellum, c.1315-23, which is estimated to sell for £1,500,000ñ2,000,000, when it will be offered in Sotheby’s London sale of Western Manuscripts and Miniatures on 7th December, 2010. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday November 11, 2010. The illuminated 14th century manuscript containing what is believed to be the oldest surviving account of the legends of King Arthur is to be sold for up to £2 million, it was announced today. The Rochefoucauld Grail, a colourful, illustrated account of the knights of the round table, Merlin and the Holy Grail is said to be one of the finest medieval texts in private hands. It is due to be sold by auction house Sotheby’s in London for a price estimated between £1.5 million and £2 million. See PA story SALE Manuscript. Photo credit should read: Sotheby’s/PA Wire
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