Laurel High School,Laurel,Md.
Bethesda Elementary School,Bethesda,Md.
Rachel Carson Elementary School,Gaithersburg,Md.
Anacostia Senior High School,Washington,D.C.
Ashlawn Elementary School,Arlington,Va.
Severna Park Elementary School,Annapolis,Md.
Special thanks go to curator Massumeh Farhad for her advice andassistance and to the members ofthe Teacher-Consultants Group,who supported their colleagues throughout the production of
Artsofthe Islamic World.
This publication was made possible in part by grants from the Gilbert and Jaylee Mead Family Foundation andthe MARPAT Foundation.©2002 Smithsonian InstitutionAll rights reserved
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Detail,double-page in a Koran.Iran,Safavid period,dated 1598.Ink,opaque watercolor,and gold on paper;42.0 x 27.3 x 54.0cm.Freer Gallery of Art,Smithsonian Institution,purchase,
The central plaque of a lustre
Iran,early 14th century.Glazed clay;66.0 x 57.0 cm.Freer Gallery of Art,Smithsonian Institution,giftof Charles Lang Freer,