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Part of Islamic Art
Date: dated A.H. 1119/ A.D. 1707Accession Number: 1970.170
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The Damascus Room, previously known as the Nur al-Din Room, is a reception chamber from an upper-class home in Damascus and an important early eighteenth-century example of domestic Ottoman architecture. A high point of the 2011 installation is the repositioning of the room within its proper regional context, off the gallery dedicated to the arts of Ottoman Istanbul (Gallery 460), underscoring the influence of the imperial Ottoman arts on those of the provinces. An extensive scholarly examination and conservation effort has resulted in a more accurate reinstallation of the room, closer to its original layout.
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