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Folio from a Mihr-u Mushtari (The Sun and Jupiter) by Shams al-Din Muhammad Assar Tabrizi (d. ca. 1382); verso: Mihr at school; recto: text, Shah Shapur sends Mihr and Mushtari to school

Calligrapher:
Ibrahim Khalil  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 19.7 x 11.6 cm (7 3/4 x 4 9/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Date:
1523-24 (930 A.H.)
Period:
Uzbek period
Topic:
Uzbek period (1500 - 1598)  Search this
Uzbekistan  Search this
prince  Search this
Mushtari  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
school  Search this
student  Search this
Mihr  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1932.5
Restrictions & Rights:
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye30c4038f5-ded4-4b26-ba77-c3b206453599
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1932.5
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Bottle

Medium:
Glass with enamel and gilt
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 49.7 x 24.8 x 24.8 cm (19 9/16 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Probably Cairo, Egypt
Date:
ca. 1350
Period:
Mamluk period
Topic:
Mamluk period (1250 - 1517)  Search this
Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE)  Search this
Syria  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.20
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On View:
Sackler Gallery 26
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye38df1b110-b26e-46b2-8301-dbca05005d0e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1934.20

Folio from a Qur'an

Medium:
Ink, gold, and color on parchment
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 12.3 x 19 cm (4 13/16 x 7 1/2 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Near East or North Africa
Date:
9th century
Period:
Abbasid period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Abbasid period (750 - 1258)  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1937.11
Restrictions & Rights:
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3d56b3dd2-c759-4ce4-b1ee-d09a199f6182
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1937.11
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Detached album folio; Horse and groom; reverse: text

Artist:
Attributed to Haydar Ali  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11.3 x 11 cm (4 7/16 x 4 5/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Tabriz, Iran
Date:
early 16th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
horse  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
illumination  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1937.20
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1937.20

Fettered camel and keeper; reverse: calligraphy panel

Artist:
Ascribed to Bizhad  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11.5 x 14.5 cm (4 1/2 x 5 11/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Herat, Afghanistan
Date:
late 15th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
camel  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
illumination  Search this
Afghanistan  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1937.22
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f3a84371-4e92-497e-a173-755eb766ce6d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1937.22

Young Prince

Artist:
Signed by Muhammad Haravi  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 34.1 x 24 cm (13 7/16 x 9 7/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Iran
Date:
mid-16th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
portrait  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
illumination  Search this
Iran  Search this
prince  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1937.8
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3d966b06f-a10d-4ad0-875c-c225a3282038
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1937.8
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A comb back

Medium:
Iron, gold and silver inlay
Dimensions:
H x W: 6.2 x 7.7 cm (2 7/16 x 3 1/16 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
Iran
Date:
17th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1940.4
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1940.4

A comb back

Medium:
Iron, silver and gold inlay
Dimensions:
H x W: 6.1 x 10.9 cm (2 3/8 x 4 5/16 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
Iran
Date:
17th-18th century
Topic:
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1940.5
Restrictions & Rights:
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f265bd79-382e-4d2d-80e6-788e6e7011cb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1940.5

Muslim Women and Shoppers and Richshaw Driver, Banares

Artist:
Raghubir Singh (Indian, 1942-1999)  Search this
Printer:
Everett Studios, Inc. (American)  Search this
Medium:
Chromogenic print on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in)
Type:
Photograph
Origin:
India
Date:
1986, printed 1989
Topic:
Islam  Search this
woman  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Contemporary Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Artist
Accession Number:
S1993.39.3
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3e7a3b6b1-a7f8-4491-b8f4-4968c011119b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1993.39.3

Sound Effects: Shrine Mosque

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-5RR-5372

FLP.91667
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Islam  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-5RR-5372
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk57b734c7c-1c0f-4a87-b2d2-94be943a469e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref27053

Cleveland -- Untitled Garden

Creator:
Johnson, Homer H.  Search this
Christian Science Sanatorium  Search this
Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971  Search this
Architect:
Dyer, J. Milton  Search this
Landscape architect:
Pitkin, William, Jr.  Search this
Mott, Seward  Search this
Provenance:
Hewitt, Mattie Edwards, 1869-1956  Search this
Smith, R. A.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Place:
Ohio -- Cleveland
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Cleveland
Related Materials:
Untitled Garden related holdings consist of 1 slide (col.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Plan views  Search this
Garden structures  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Gardens, Islamic  Search this
Topiary work  Search this
Doorways  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH119
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb636b2ad4b-08de-48c2-98e2-a8328a88318e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15466

L'ecurie

Creator:
White, Holden W., Mr  Search this
Vail, Thomas, M/Ms  Search this
Landscape architect:
Engel, David  Search this
Page, Russell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Chagrin Falls
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Chagrin Falls
Date:
07/01/1984
General:
The house was built in 1935 and remodelled by the new owners in 1951. However, in 1959 a serious flood forced the location of the house, swimming pool and bathhouse to move.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens, Islamic  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Containers  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Standard  Search this
Hemlock  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH109011
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66657f5fe-40da-4b97-a3ec-27372a6fc9d0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15645

Sarasota -- Gulistan

Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Sarasota  Search this
Owner:
John Ringling Estates  Search this
Landscape architect:
Mario Nievera Design Incorporated  Search this
Jackman, Matt  Search this
Architect for addition to house:
Soler, Jim  Search this
Construction:
Perez Brothers  Search this
Interior designer:
Hart, Joyce  Search this
Designer:
Droney, Dan  Search this
Architect:
Hebda, Pat  Search this
Photographer:
Morgan, Nancy G.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Florida -- Sarasota County -- Sarasota
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 18 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
Completed in 2020, this Eastern-inspired garden in St. Armands Key includes various elements indicative of an ancient Persian garden, including a pavilion, water features, and mosaics depicting Islamic Mughal motifs. The design of this 8,731 square foot property is formal and symmetrical. Its name derives from a 1258 poem written by Persian poet, Sa'di. The garden took more than three years to complete, with most of the work being preparatory; the soil had to be replaced, the engineering, plumbing, and electrical work for the garden and central fountain all had to be implemented before they could add the plants, pathways, benches, and medallions. All materials used to create the garden, pavilion, and tile mosaics were sourced in Florida.
The owner has been a docent at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution for 30 years, and has remained a scholar of eastern art, architecture, and literature, especially that of the Persian Mughal Empire. In 2009, she purchased a historically designated Mediterranean revival winter home on St. Armands Key and in 2012 purchased the lot next door. Though she had not originally envisioned putting a garden in the space, the idea grew when she met the landscape architect Mario Nievera at a Founders Garden Club of Sarasota Flower Talk in 2016. Her ideal garden was one tailored to the size of the lot, climate and soil conditions of the area of Florida. The owner and Nierva assembled a team including Matt Jackson, the Perez Brothers who created the pavilion, Joyce Hart, an interior designer, Dan Droney, the designer and fabricator of hand-made tiles, and Pat Hebda of Treasure Cove in Sarasota who provided custom architectural elements for the pavilion. The garden owner's daughter contributed by researching details about ancient Persian Gardens.
Surrounding the property is a high, cream-colored, concrete wall with an ornate iron gate marking the entrance. The main focal point of the garden is a 1,000 sq. foot cream-colored limestone pavilion of Persian Mughal-style architecture with a ceiling-high mosaic patterned with Islamic Mughal motifs. This building features three triangular archways facing the front and two archways on either side, with eight columns supporting the structure. The pavilion also operates as a one-bedroom apartment that faces the rear of the property, which was mandated by the city to meet their building code. In front of the pavilion is a central courtyard with a fountain in the center. The design of the fountain is a star lined with blue, yellow, and white tiles, within a quatrefoil of various solid green and patterned tiles. Marble pathways with narrow strips of confederate jasmine in their center lead from the fountain to two elaborate tile medallions on either side of the fountain. The east medallion features a five-clawed Chinese Imperial Dragon on a yellow background, while the west medallion depicts on a blue background, a Simurgh, or mythical bird from Persian mythology. Each medallion is surrounded by a ring of confederate jasmine and a long marble bench on one side. A short marble pathway directly in front of the central fountain leads to a tile Persian rug crafted from handmade red, blue, orange, green, and white, tiles with star and floral patterns.
All plants were carefully considered in terms of their size, color, their perfume, appropriateness to the location, balance and symmetry in the space. The property features three varieties of palm trees, as well as Geiger trees, cypress, citrus, bamboo, and pomegranate. Two vivid colors of Granada roses were used, along with apricot drift, coral drift, and new dawn.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Ringling and Owen Burns t/a John Ringling Estates (former owners, 1917 – 1948); Arthur Vining Davis t/a Arvida Corp. (former owner, 1948 – 1976); Kathryn N. Mason (former owner, 1976 – 1992); Joergen and Maria Haher (former owners, 1992 – 1996); Bretley and Mona Koth (former owners, 1996 – 1998); Matthew Gribbon (former owner, 1998 – 2008); Thomas R. Olin, Jr. (former owner, 2008 – 2012); Mario Nievera (landscape architect, 2016 – 2020); Matt Jackman (landscape architect, 2017 – 2020); Jim Soler (pavilion architect, 2015); Perez Brothers (construction co., 2015 – 2020); Joyce Hart (interior designer, 2015 – 2020); Dan Droney (designer/fabricator of tiles, 2018 – 2020); Pat Hebda (treasure core custom architectural elements, 2015 – 2020).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Sarasota  Search this
Gulistan (Sarasota, Florida)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL154
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb630e54dc5-f3e9-40ac-a05d-a0e3b71b0784
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33225

Washington -- The Townsend Garden

Landscape architect:
DCA Landscape Architects  Search this
Provenance:
Perennial Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Townsend Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and garden map with plant list..
General:
Thirty by fifty feet, The Townsend Garden is surrounded by a dark gray high board fence to the west and south; to the east a high stone wall; and a house to the north. A stone terrace occupies the northern quarter, a brick terrace the southern. The terraces are connected by a brick and stone walk which is crossed by a waterway in stone. Fountains lie at the center and both ends of the waterway. In the center, half of the garden is a low planted circle that is cut into quadrants by the walk and the waterway. To the sides are borderes filled with perennials and punctuated with old camellias ten to fifteen feet high.
Persons associated with the garden include: Guy Williams and Amy Mills (landscape architects, 1999).
Related Materials:
The Townsend Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Water gardens  Search this
Gardens, Islamic  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC121
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6844ed601-8bba-413a-b591-3ecf499d4cf9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5940

[The Townsend Garden]: birds eye view of rear walled garden, showing layout of water feature.

Photographer:
Salomon, Sarah Hood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Date:
2004 Jun.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Trees  Search this
Trompe l'oeil painting  Search this
Gardens, Islamic  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Box  Search this
Rills  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item DC121001
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia / DC121: Washington -- The Townsend Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6201cec81-4961-4125-b6ac-05cc215efb39
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6039

[The Townsend Garden]: northern view of garden, terrace, and house with pots, table, and clematis.

Photographer:
Salomon, Sarah Hood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Date:
2004 Jun.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Trees  Search this
Gardens, Islamic  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Box  Search this
Rills  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Tables  Search this
Clematis  Search this
Houses -- brick  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item DC121002
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia / DC121: Washington -- The Townsend Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb693bfb026-0eaa-460d-865b-c4582717f6ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6040

[The Townsend Garden]: southern view with fountain and trompe-l'oeil mirror.

Photographer:
Salomon, Sarah Hood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Date:
2004 Jun.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Trees  Search this
Gardens, Islamic  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Box  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item DC121003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia / DC121: Washington -- The Townsend Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6afe50674-df65-42c6-95f4-7426efaaa024
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6041

[The Townsend Garden]: vertical view of rill with fountain in center.

Photographer:
Salomon, Sarah Hood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Date:
2004 Jun.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Rills  Search this
Gardens, Islamic  Search this
Edging, brick  Search this
Pinks (Plants)  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item DC121004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia / DC121: Washington -- The Townsend Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67211c6fe-6cbe-470d-b9e4-1534d31cb71b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6042

Seherr-Thoss Photographs of Islamic Architecture

Creator:
Seherr-Thoss, Hans Christoph, Graf von, 1918-  Search this
Seherr-Thoss, Sonia P.  Search this
Extent:
4 Linear feet (approximate: 1250 items)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Transparencies
Photographic prints
Place:
Uzbekistan
Iran -- Antiquities
Turkey
Afghanistan
Date:
circa 1960-1968
Summary:
Photographs and negatives of Sonia P. and Hans C. Seherr-Thoss. Mounted and unmounted color slides, transparencies, black and white negatives, mounted prints, contact sheets, and a photograph, circa 1960-1968. The majority of images, taken by Hans C. Seherr-Thoss, appear in their publication, Design and Color in Islamic Architecture: Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey, published by the, Smithsonian Institution Press, in 1968. Countries depicted are Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Scope and Contents of the Collection:
Photographs and negatives of Islamic monuments. Photos taken by Hans C. Seherr-Thoss and most appear in his and Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss' publication, Design and color in Islamic architecture: Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey.

The mounted slides have been placed in cold storage due to preservation concerns and the transparencies and mounted photos have not yet been processed.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into three series by format: 1. Mounted slides, 2. Transparencies, and 3. Mounted photos. Only the mounted slides have been arranged and remain in their original order.
Biographical/Historical note:
Count Hans Seherr-Thoss was born in Dobrau, Germany in 1912 (New York Times, October 29, 1992.) He later became a United States citizen and served in the United States' Army during World War II. Sonia Phipps Farrell married Seherr-Thoss in Palm Beach, Florida, on March 3, 1948 (The Washington Post, March 2, 1948.) Both had children from previous marriages. Mrs. Seherr-Thoss graduated from Columbia University with majors in economics and sociology. She served as president of the Litchfield (Connecticut) Historical Society and the Oliver Wolcott Library. She received the Paul Harris Fellowship for community service and the Connecticut Association of Schools awarded her the Distinguished Friend of Education Award. In 1968, the Smithsonian Institution Press published, Design and Color in Islamic Architecture: Afganistan, Iran, Turkey. Written by Mrs. Seherr-Thoss, the photographs were taken by Mr. Seherr-Thoss during their travels to the concerned regions. Many of the photographs featured in that publication are included in this collection. Hans C. Seherr-Thoss died on October 28, 1992 and Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss died on June 13, 2006.
Biography of Sonia P. and Hans C. Seherr-Thoss:
Count Hans Seherr-Thoss was born in Dobrau, Germany in 1912 (New York Times, October 29, 1992.) He later became a United States citizen and served in the United States' Army during World War II.

Sonia Phipps Farrell married Seherr-Thoss in Palm Beach, Florida, on March 3, 1948 (The Washington Post, March 2, 1948.) Both had children from previous marriages. Mrs. Seherr-Thoss graduated from Columbia University with majors in economics and sociology. She served as president of the Litchfield (Connecticut) Historical Society and the Oliver Wolcott Library. She received the Paul Harris Fellowship for community service and the Connecticut Association of Schools awarded her the Distinguished Friend of Education Award.

In 1968, the Smithsonian Institution Press published, Design and Color in Islamic Architecture: Afganistan, Iran, Turkey. Written by Mrs. Seherr-Thoss, the photographs were taken by Mr. Seherr-Thoss during their travels to the concerned regions. Many of the photographs featured in that publication are included in this collection.

Hans C. Seherr-Thoss died on October 28, 1992 and Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss died on June 13, 2006.
Related Materials:
Other collections housed in the archives documenting Islamic monuments include: Ambassador Richard B. Parker Photographs of Islamic Monuments and the Lionel Bier Architectural Drawings.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss, 2001
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Mounted slides are in cold storage; digital surrogates are preferred for access. One week's notice is required prior to access originals.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Middle East  Search this
Islamic antiquities  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Islamic architecture  Search this
Minarets  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Transparencies
Photographic prints
Citation:
Hans C. and Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss Photographs of Islamic Architecture. FSA.A2001.15. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss, 2001.
Identifier:
FSA.A2001.15
See more items in:
Seherr-Thoss Photographs of Islamic Architecture
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3f918f05f-2bcc-4c1e-939a-9fb75631a9bd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2001-15

Jar

Medium:
Stone-paste; painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 49 × 37.6 cm (19 5/16 × 14 13/16 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
11th-12th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.190
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3307ce29b-43d4-4be0-9365-12b7c9293cc6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1902.190

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