One of the largest cities of modern Iran, Isfahan is situated 340 kilometers south of Tehran. Today, Isfahan is most famous for its
Islamic monuments and Naqsh-i Jahan Square. The squeezes in the F|S collection are from the façade of
Imamzadeh Ismail Mausoleum in the former
Jewish quarter, and from the façade of a small tomb in the large Mosque of the Shah
(Masjed-e Shah) on the southern side of the Naqsh-i Jahan Square, constructed in the seventeenth century.
We are excited to reopen the Freer in October 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.