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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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- Fall '09
- Islam, Seljuks, Sunni Revival, Turkish Sunni dynasty