Rare Chechen Sword Worth Half a Million Exhibited in UK by Tamoikin Art Fund

Top Quote 19 century sword that belonged to a Chechen warlord Tashu-Haji and valued over 500,000 euros is being privately exhibited by Tamoikin Art Fund in one of the Gulf countries embassy in London. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 10, 2019 - A rare antique sword that has been attributed to a 19th century Chechen warlord Tashu-Hadji and valued at over 500,000 euros has just been brought to an embassy of one of the Gulf countries for a private exhibition, and potentially a sale. The sword belongs to the wealthy Tamoikin family, who through their ‘Tamoikin Art Fund’ quietly sells valuable works of art to the rich and powerful of the Middle East and Russia.

    In 2008 they covertly sold ‘The Solovetsky Iconostasis’ an ancient Russian religious icon, for $5 million to a Russian oligarch. This June Tamoikins sold a 16th century portrait of Benvenuto Cellini, priced at $125 million, to the Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince*. Now, this rare Chechen sword is being exhibited at an undisclosed UK embassy of one of the rich Middle Eastern nations, most likely with an intent to sell.

    Dmitry Tamoikin, president of the Tamoikin Art Fund, has publicly stated in the comment section of his video-presentation of the Tashu-Hadji sword, that it’s currently “at a private exhibition”. Mr. Tamoikin did not mention the location nor the purpose of the exhibition. He did however state that “this artifact is no longer available for sale”.

    Sheikh Tashu-haji was a renowned leader of a Chechen resistance in the Caucasus region of the Russian Empire in the 19th century. He successfully fought the Russians for many years, earning a reputation of a fierce warrior. The Muslim people of Chechnya and Middle-East at large regard him as an important historical Islamic figure.

    * https://www.1888pressrelease.com/-125-million-portrait-of-cellini-sold-to-saudis-by-tamoikin-pr-658571.html

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