Art of the Persian Courts

November 3, 1996 – April 6, 1997

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

Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

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.