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Unformatted text preview: Iwan: a vault closed on one end and open on at the other. The Great Mosque at Isfahan (9th century, 11th and 12th century): An early hypostyle Abbasid mosque with cylindrical, brick piers to which the Seljuks added two monumental domes, one on the qibla side (built by Nizam al-Mulk between 1072 and 1075) and one on the northern side (1088-89), and four iwans in the centers of its four porticoes overlooking the courtyard built in the early 12th century. Congregational Mosque at Ardestan (10 th-11 th century, extensively rebuilt in the 16 th century under the Safavids). An example of the four-iwan plan. Ceramics Minai Beaker with scenes from the Shahnama (the Persian Book of Kings), 13 th century, Iran Kashan Mihrab, 1226, Iran Metalwork Incense Burner in Feline Form, late 11 th-12 th century, Iran ARTH 247 October 16, 2009...
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