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January 19, 1985 – April 28, 1985
Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive & 12th Street, SW
Location: Gallery 8
See 32 pages representing the Freer's finest Iranian manuscripts that show the development of an Iranian idiom in manuscript painting between the 14th and 16th centuries. Among the paintings on view are pages from the Haft Awrang of Jami (1556-1565), the Khamseh of Nizami (early 15th century), and the Demotte Shanama (early 14th century). Artists who executed these works drew symbolic inspiration from Mani, a legendary painter who became the ideal of artistic creativity in Iran.