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Accession 15-345

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Islamic Near Eastern Art

Curatorial Correspondence, 1986-2008

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Islamic Near Eastern Art
Title: Curatorial Correspondence
Dates: 1986-2008
Quantity: 2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 15-345
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of correspondence created and maintained by Massumeh Farhad, Associate Curator of Islamic Near Eastern Art, 1995-2004, and Chief Curator and Curator of Islamic Art, 2004- , documenting interactions with professional colleagues, organizations, donors, collectors, and researchers regarding research, collections, acquisitions, objects, professional activities, and related topics. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence as well as enclosures such as object images, clippings, brochures, research papers, and related materials. Some materials were inherited by Farhad from previous curators including Glenn D. Lowry, Curator of Near Eastern Art, 1984-1991, and Marianna Shreve Simpson, Curator of Islamic Near Eastern Art, 1992-1995.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of correspondence created and maintained by Massumeh Farhad, Associate Curator of Islamic Near Eastern Art, 1995-2004, and Chief Curator and Curator of Islamic Art, 2004- , documenting interactions with professional colleagues, organizations, donors, collectors, and researchers regarding research, collections, acquisitions, objects, professional activities, and related topics. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence as well as enclosures such as object images, clippings, brochures, research papers, and related materials. Some materials were inherited by Farhad from previous curators including Glenn D. Lowry, Curator of Near Eastern Art, 1984-1991, and Marianna Shreve Simpson, Curator of Islamic Near Eastern Art, 1992-1995.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 9/15/2015 memorandum, Wright to Farhad/Stein/Amrod; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-345, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Islamic Near Eastern Art, Curatorial Correspondence

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Container List

Box 1

Ada Adamova, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Hossein Afshar, 1996-2005

Box 1 of 3

Al-Furqan, 1996

Box 1 of 3

James Allen (Oxford), 1998-2000

Box 1 of 3

American Institute of Iranian Studies, 2003

Box 1 of 3

Hossein Amirsadeghi, 2002

Box 1 of 3

Anavian Gallery, 1995-2000

Box 1 of 3

M. Ardalan

Box 1 of 3

Siah Armajani, 1995-2008

Box 1 of 3

Hamid Atighetchi, 1995-2002

Box 1 of 3

B. J. Averitt, 1995-2000

Box 1 of 3

Acia, 1995-2001

Box 1 of 3

Sussan Babaie, 1999

Box 1 of 3

E. Bahari, 1995

Box 1 of 3

Julia Bailey, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 3

Virginia Bailey, 1996-1997

Box 1 of 3

Barakat Foundation, 2004

Box 1 of 3

Michael Barry, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 3

Mamluk Basins, 2004

Box 1 of 3

Ralph and Cathy Benkaim, 1996-1999

Box 1 of 3

Berlin Art Museums, 1994-1995

Box 1 of 3

Raphael Bernstein, 2002-2005

Box 1 of 3

Carol Bier, 1996

Box 1 of 3

British Library, 1995-2002

Box 1 of 3

British Museum, 1996-2006

Box 1 of 3

Brooklyn Museum, 1996-1998

Box 1 of 3

Emmy Bunker, 1994-1999

Box 1 of 3

Filiz Cagman, 1995-2004

Box 1 of 3

Sheila Canby, 1995-2000

Box 1 of 3

Carnegie Coporation of New York, 2005

Box 1 of 3

Zynep Celik, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 3

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, 1991-2007

Box 1 of 3

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (Dar al-Islam), 1994

Box 1 of 3

Christie's, 1995-1999

Box 1 of 3

Fereshteh Daftari (Museum of Modern Art), 1995

Box 1 of 3

Monika Dahnke, 1996

Box 1 of 3

Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, 2001-2002

Box 1 of 3

Michael de Havenon, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 3

Leila Deeb, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Walter Denny, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Detroit Institute of the Arts, 2002-2004

Box 1 of 3

Distant Horizons, 1996-1997

Box 1 of 3

Fred Dutton, 1995

Box 1 of 3

Jodie Eastman, 1997

Box 1 of 3

Fred Ebrahimi, 1996-2003

Box 1 of 3

Salma Es-Said, 2005-2007

Box 1 of 3

Haleh Esfandiari, 2000

Box 1 of 3

Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen, 1997-2007

Box 1 of 3

Toby Falk, 1995

Box 1 of 3

Falnama, 2005-2009

Box 1 of 3

Martha Feltenstein, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Teresa Fitzherbert, 1995-1997

Box 1 of 3

Sam Fogg, 2000-2003

Box 1 of 3

Lee Folger, 2000-2008

Box 1 of 3

Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 3

Gail Martin Gallery, 1997

Box 1 of 3

Francesca Galloway, 1995-2005

Box 1 of 3

Georgetown University, 1997-2000

Box 1 of 3

Getty/Nancy Micklewright, 2003

Box 1 of 3

University of Glasgow, 1995

Box 1 of 3

Guido Goldman, 2001-2004

Box 1 of 3

Oleg Grabar Book Signing, 1997

Box 1 of 3

Ernst Grube, 1995

Box 1 of 3

Gulistan Palace, 2000-2004

Box 1 of 3

Robert Haber, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Farhad Hakimzadeh, 1997-2003

Box 1 of 3

Margaret Haldeman, 1999-2002

Box 1 of 3

Jessica Hallett, 1989-1992

Box 1 of 3

Patricia Hambley, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 3

William Hanaway, 1996

Box 1 of 3

Peter Hardie, 1996

Box 1 of 3

Harvard University Art Museums, 1996-1999

Box 1 of 3

William Haseltine, 2006

Box 1 of 3

Osborne Hauge, 1996-2004

Box 1 of 3

Victor Hauge, 1993-2004

Box 1 of 3

Cynthia Helms, 1998

Box 1 of 3

The Hermitage Museum, 1998-2005

Box 1 of 3

Oliver Hoare, 1995-2004

Box 1 of 3

Renata Holod, 1995

Box 1 of 3

Huntington Museum, 1997

Box 1 of 3

Ilex Foundation/H. Davidson, 2003

Box 1 of 3

Indictor, 1999-2003

Box 1 of 3

International Cultural Alliance of Islamic Art and Education, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Iran Heritage Foundation, 1997-2002

Box 1 of 3

Iranian Art Publishing, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization, 1999-2002

Box 2 of 3

Iraq Project, 2005

Box 2 of 3

Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Hussah al-Sabah (Kuwait), 1997-1999

Box 2 of 3

Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Rose Issa, 1995-2001

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Anatol Ivanov, 1995-2002

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Marilyn Jenkins-Medina, 1997

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Abdul Latif Jassim Kanoo, 1996

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Jason Kaufman (The Art Newspaper), 1996

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Annie Kevorkian, 1998

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Hagop Kevorkian

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Khalili Collection, 1990-1994

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Nasser D. Khalili, 1995

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Reza Khazeni, 1996

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Khosrovani

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Hassan Khosrowshahi, 2002

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Nuha N. N. Khoury, 1996-1997

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Omer Koc, 2002-2004

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Kubda Komaroff, 1995-1999

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Vahid Kooros, 2002

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Jim Kubichek, 1996-1997

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Brendan Lynch, 1998-1999

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Ulrich Marzolph, 2003

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Rudi Mathee, 1996

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Robert McChesney, 1996

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Terence McInerney, 1995-1999

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Terence McInerney (Deccani Canteen), 1995

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Terence McInerney (Indian Paintings), 1996-1997

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Nicholas Maw, 1996

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Mary McWilliams, 1996-2001

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Souren Melikian-Chirvani, 1995-2000

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Sylvie Merian, 1996

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Irene Momtaz, 1995-2001

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Allen Mondzac, 1999

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Vera Moreen, 1996

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Mr. and Mrs. Bijan Mossaver-Rahmani, 2001-2002

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Farzi Moussavi, 1999

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Ahmed Moustafa, 1994-1995

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Elizabeth Moynihan

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Massoud Nader, 1997-1999

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Azar Nafisi, 2001

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Hamid Nafisi, 2000

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Gulru Necipoglu, 1998-2000

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Alastair Northedge, 1996

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Bernard O'Kane, 1997

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Maryam Ovissi, 2000-2001

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Orhan Pamuk, 2002-2005

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Harvey Plotnick, 1999-2004

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Parviz H. Rabenou, 2003

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Julian Raby (Oxford University), 1999

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Scott Redford, 1996-2003

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Howard Ricketts, 1995

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Kenneth X. Robbins, 1996

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Karin Rohrdanz, 1995

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Doran Ross, 1999-2001

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - David Roxburgh, 1997-2001

Box 2 of 3

Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Zohreh Ruhfar, 1998

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Noha Sadek, 1993-2003

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Nahil Saidi, 1997

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Paula Sands, 1995

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Annemarie Schimmel, 1993

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Barbara Schmitz, 1995

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Sarah Schroth, 1995

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Caroline Seebohm, 1996

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Khosrow Semnani, 2002

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Margaret Sevcenko, 1995-1997

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - John Seyller, 1993-1995

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Reza Sheikh, 1996-1997

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Bright Sheng, 1996

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Arman R. Simone, 2000

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Eleanor Sims, 1998-2002

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Ladislaus von Hoffman, 1999-2004

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Bonnie C. Wade, 1996-1997

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Rachel Ward (British Museum), 1997-1999

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Stuart Carey Welch, 1991-2000

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Jeanne Whittaker

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Princess Wijdan Ali, 1995-1999

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Stanley Willis, 1996

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Elaine Wright, 1996

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Mark Zebrowski, 1995

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Islamic Collectors and Scholars - Benjamin Zucker, 1997-2004

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Islamische Textilkunst Mittalters, 1997

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Library of Congress, 1995-1996

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Lisbon, 1998

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Lisson Gallery (Shirazeh Houshiary), 1995-1998

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Sharon Littlefield, 1996-1998

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995-2000

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Hamid Moghadam, 2000

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Musee de Louvre, 2006

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Museum of Modern Art, 2006

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New York University, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, 1996

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The Omidyar Institute (Elahe Mir-Dialali), 2000-2002

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Oya Pancaroglu, 1992-1997

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Alessandra Peruzzetto, 1997

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PhotoAssist, 1999

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Public Affairs Television, 1996

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Public Broadcasting Service, 2001

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Qatar, 2002

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Roshan Report, 2004

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D. Fairchild Ruggles, 1995

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Sabanaci, 1997

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Saint Andrew's Episcopal School, 2003

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Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, 1996

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Laura Schneider, 1996

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Rifaat Sheikh al-Ard, 1995-1997

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Rifaat Sheikh al-Ard Collection, 1994

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Box 3

Marianna Shreve Simpson, 1995-2001

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Marianna Shreve Simpson - Freer Jami, 1986-1990

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Robert Skelton, 1995-1999

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Sotheby's - General, 1995-2000

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Sotheby's - Portrait of Jahangir, 1995

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Sotheby's, Spring 1997

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Sotheby's, October 1997

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Sotheby's, Spring 1998

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Sotheby's, October 1998

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J. Soustiel, 1995-2005

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Spink and Son, 1998-2001

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Michael and Henrietta Spink, 1998-1999

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Tareq Rajab Museum, 1997

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Wheeler Thackston, 1996-1997

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To Do, 1999-2001

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Topkapi, 2005

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Alain Touwaide

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Turkish Textile - Tulips and Grapevines, 1995

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University of Florida, 1997

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Uzbekistan, 2001

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Hossein Valamanesh, 1997-1998

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Vincent Fitzgerald and Company, 1997-2000

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Walters Art Gallery, 1990-1996

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Walters Art Museum, 2003

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Windsor Castle, 1997-1998

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The Yomiuri Shimbun, 1998

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Zamineh Books, 1999

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