Art 101 Assignment 7 11-15-17.docx

Which is a covered prayer hall in each corner of this

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, which is a covered prayer hall in each corner of this second squared room I will see the Minarets which are elevated platforms that call the people to prayer. The wall on the opposite side of the room I just entered is the Qibla , which is the wall closest to Mecca, and in the center of that wall is the Mihrab , which is the niche in the Qibla wall that functions as a visual aid to remind worshipers of Mecca the Holy City. The Haram, Minaret, Qibla, and Mihrab are in the eastern most square while the Sahn is in the Western most square. 6. Identify 4 common features between mosques and the Taj Mahal. There is a huge Iwan that serves as the entrance to the Taj Mahal that is a feature that really sticks out to me that is the same. There also are four Minarets that are on all four corners of the Taj Mahal. Another thing that is very familiar to me is the Onion Shaped Dome that is at the top of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal also has a mosque that faces towards Mecca on the west side of the property and this mosque has a Qibla and a Mihrab which are two things we have been taught that are in each mosque. The Taj Mahal also has calligraphy of Persian poems which was common in other mosques as well.
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