Our museums and the National Zoo are open today and tomorrow. We are awaiting guidance on our operating status for Monday.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Sublevel 1 Floor Plan
On view are examples of 17 bound Islamic manuscripts. The exhibition includes the Koran (the holy scripture of Islam), books of prayer, folios from dispersed volumes as well as a ceramic tombstone. These objects, primarily from the Henri Vever collection, date from the 14th through the 18th century and are from Egypt, Iran, and Turkey.
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