A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection

November 20, 1988 – April 30, 1989

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

Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

On view are 160 Persian and Indian paintings, manuscripts, calligraphies, and bookbindings, offering a comprehensive survey of the art of the Islamic book from the 11th to the 19th centuries. The original collection, consisting of more than 500 artworks, was assembled by Henri Vever (1854-1942), a turn-of-the-century Parisian jeweler and leader in the art noveau movement. The exhibition also features diaries, photographs, and Vever's own paintings, as well as examples of his art nouveau jewelry.


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