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Ancient Iranian Ceramics

Ancient Iranian Ceramics

July 16, 2011 – December 31, 2012

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: Sublevel 1

Some 3,000 years ago, in the area south of the Caspian Sea in what is now modern Iran, craftsmen developed a distinctive type of pottery. Featuring some of the outstanding treasures in the museum's collection of ancient Iranian ceramics, this small installation celebrates the talents of these ancient Iranian potters and showcases the high quality of their crafted works.