Replica of carpet given to Pope Francis by UAE sold for Dh306k to help Afghan families – The National

Replica of carpet given to Pope Francis by UAE sold for Dh306k to help Afghan families – The National

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  • Date: 15-Jan-2022
  • Source: The National
  • Sector: Financial Markets
  • Country: UAE
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Replica of carpet given to Pope Francis by UAE sold for Dh306k to help Afghan families – The National

A digital replica of a carpet that was presented to Pope Francis by the UAE has been sold at an auction for Dh306,184 to help raise funds for Afghan women and families.

In 2016, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, gave the “Pontifex Carpet” to the pope during a visit to the Vatican.

On Friday, a digital version of the carpet was sold as an NFT, or non-fungible token, where the buyer paid 25 Ether, a cryptocurrency equivalent to $83,361(Dh306,184).

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