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Islamic Art

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Transcript of Islamic Art

Islamic Art
The Dome of the Rock
Arabesques
Calligraphy
Mihrab
Minbar
Qibla Wall
Minarets
Maqsurah
The
Kiswa
Mecca and the Kaaba
Great Mosque of Cordoba
Taj Mahal
785-786
Agra, India
1632 - 1653
1568 - 1574
Sinan the Great
Mihrab
Qibla Wall
Shah Jahan
Mohammed
Quraysh Tribe
622 - Hegira - Mohammed flees Mecca for Medina
629 - Mohammed returns to Mecca w/ army - 1st Muslim conquest
The Kaaba
Islamic
Granite masonry, covered w/ silk curtain (Kiswa), calligraphy in gold and silver wrapped thread
631-632
Circumambulation
691-692
Stone masonry, wooden roof, ceramic tiles, mosaics, gilt bronze dome
Folio from the Qur'an
8th-9th Century
Ink, color, gold on parchment
Umayyad
Stone masonry
Courtyard
Hypostyle
Qibla Wall
Mihrab
Minaret
Brick and stone
Dome
Courtyard
Qibla Wall
Mihrab
Minarets
Minarets
Mosque
Hypostyle
Courtyard
Pyxis of Al-Mughira
Ummayad
Ivory
c. 968
Kufic
Sura
Verse
Bahram Gur Fights the Karg
Persian, Il'Khanid
Great Mosque (Masjid-e Jameh) of Isfahan, Iran
Islamic Persian
c. 700
(additions/restorations in the 14th, 18th, & 20th centuries)
Stone, brick, wood, plaster, glazed ceramic tile
Courtyard
Iwan
Mosque of Selim II
Abd al-Rahman I
Umayyad Empire
4 Iwan Mosque
Qibla
Mihrab
Minarets
South Dome
North Dome
Muqqarnas
Madrasa
Madrasa
Edirne, Turkey
Court of Gayumars
folio from the Shah Tahmasp Shahnama
Sultan Muhammad
c. 1522-1525
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
folio from the Great Il-Khanid Shahnama
c. 1330-1340
Ink, opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
Shahnama
50,000 rhyming couplets
Book of Kings
Grand sweeping epic of Iranian history
From mythological origins to the Islamic conquest in 651
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi - author
c. 1010
Provided models for good, moral leadership to contemporary rulers
Used by new rulers as a tool to promote legitimacy
Basin (Baptistere de St. Louis)
Muhammed ibn al-Zain
c. 1320 - 1340
Brass inlaid with gold and silver
The Ardabil Carpet
Maqsud of Kashan
c. 1539-1540
Silk and wool
Shrine of Safi al-Din Ardabili
340 knots per square inch
34'6" x 17'6"
Alhambra Palace
Nasrid Dynasty
1354-1391
Stucco, wood, tile, paint, gilding
Blessings from God, goodwill, happiness, and prosperity to al-Mughira, Son of the Commander of the Faithful, may God's mercy be upon him; Made in the year three hundred and fifty-seven.
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