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The Divine Word of Islam

July 4, 1993 – February 6, 1994

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

Location: Sublevel 1

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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