Unformatted text preview: 525 ft), it was the focal point of Shah ‘Abbas’ plan. Its four sides were lined up with shops on two levels, and each side of the Maidan had a monumental structure in its center. It has a bazaar on the north side. The Mosque of Shaykh Lutfallah situated in the east of the Maidan with its golden tiled dome. It was constructed for an important shaykh in 1602 and used as the private oratory of the shah and his family. The Masjid-i-Shah : The congregational 4-iwan mosque built between 1612 and 1638 that marks the south of the Maidan. Ali Qapu : built between 1597 and 1660 in Isfahan. Chihil Sutun (“Forty Columns”): a garden pavilion built by Shah Abbas II in 1647. Many murals have been preserved here. ....
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- Fall '09
- Safavid dynasty, Isfahan, greatest Safavid monarch, Shah ‘Abbas