Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift

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The book marks the opening of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, which opened to the public on September 28, 1987. Presents the art of the ancient Near East, South and Southeast Asia and China in a series of essays and 211 entries describing a selection from the collection. Includes color and black and white photographs, a preface by Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, a chronology and selected bibliography, and a glossary.


  • Sackler, Arthur M
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




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  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Art, Oriental
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Gifts
  • History
  • National Collections
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  • Art objects
  • Art, Asian
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art--Collectors and collecting
  • Art--History
  • Art, Islamic
  • Art--Private collections

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