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 on October 7, 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.