The Heroic Past: The Persian Book of Kings

June 4, 2000 – October 29, 2000

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

Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

This exhibition looks at historical figures who were made legendary in the Persian epic the Shahnama (The King's Book of Kings) composed in 1010 by the poet Firdawsi. On view are coins, paintings, metalwork, and ceramics drawn from loans and the permanent collection of the Sackler and Freer Galleries.