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November 3, 1996 – April 6, 1997
Museum: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Location: Sublevel 1
Some 100 paintings, manuscripts, and calligraphic works from the 14th to 19th centuries explore the influence of Persian culture across Iraq, Iran, India, and Central Asia. The exhibition is organized around 5 interrelated themes: revelation, knowledge, imagination, shared visions, and governance. Works are on loan from the Art and History Trust Collection.