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Janice, here is a brief analysis based on who the artist is and his sales history.
Faraj Abbo Al Numan (Iraqi, 1921 - 1984) So far only one of his paintings have come to auction. The untitled painting you found. The actual hammer price was $8,000.00. The $10,000.00 includes the 20% buyers premium that Christie's charges the buyer. They also charge the seller and average of 20%. So the seller realized $6,000.00 for the painting. As an appraiser I base my values on actual sales records, since I have only one record at this point. The best estimate is $6,000.00 to $8,000.00. If the Egyptian girl is attractive the value range is possibly higher.
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