Detail, From the Real to the Symbolic City, From the series Desert of Pharan (2011–13), Ahmed Mater (Saudi Arabia, b. 1979), 2012, Color photograph, Purchase—Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, S2014.5 image

Detail, From the Real to the Symbolic City, From the series Desert of Pharan (2011–13), Ahmed Mater (Saudi Arabia, b. 1979), 2012, Color photograph, Purchase—Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, S2014.5

Symbolic Cities: The Work of Ahmed Mater

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Image of a laser passing over the surface of an object produces a digital scan made of millions of measurements points. These data can be manipulated in a variety of ways to reveal new information and advance research. Image courtesy Smithsonian’s Digitalization Program Office

A laser passing over the surface of an object produces a digital scan made of millions of measurements points. These data can be manipulated in a variety of ways to reveal new information and advance research. Image courtesy Smithsonian’s Digitalization Program Office

Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D

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