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.
Get here quick! The Freer Gallery closes for renovation on January 4, 2016, so we can better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler Gallery remains open and as dynamic as ever. Check out asia.si.edu/future to learn more and plan your trip.