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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Chapter 8 images part 3

8-14 Qibla wall with minrab and minbar
Main iwar in a mosque, sultan Hasan madras-mausoleum-mosque. Cairo, Egypt. 1356-63. Shows Seljuk influence. Functioned as classrooms with the student housing in the surrounding rooms. Has marble panels and double-arches recessed minrab with thin columns holding up pointed arches. The inlays, marble, have red, white, and blue stripes, minbar made of carved stone instead of the usual wood,

8-15 Sinan. Selimiye Cami (Mosque of selim), Edirne
Turkey. 1570-74. Royal mosque, only royal mosque could have more then two minarets, they usually had more. The dome is more than 102 feet in diameter. The complex has a madrasa, and other educational buildings, a burial ground, a hospital, a covered market and baths, and charity kitchens, the shape of the mosque shifts from square to octagon to circle as it moves up. It is raised up.

8-17 Griffin
Islamic Mediterranean, probably from Fatimid Egypt. 11th century, Bronze, height 42 1/8”. Stylized. Maybe a fountain spout. They made many metal works in the shapes of birds. The piece is incised with feathers, scales, and silk trapping. On the thighs there and animals in medallions. The bands of the chest and back have tufic lettering along with scale and circle patterns.

8-19 bottle
Syria. Mid 14th century. Blown glass with enamel and gilding. 19 ½ x 9 ½”. has a large inscription naming and honoring the Rasulid sultan in thuluth, a mamluk cursive script, it also has the Rasulid insignia, a red rosette with five petals

8-20 Ewer
Kashan, Persia (Iran). Early 13th century. Glazed and painter fritware, height 11 13/16”. Double-walled. Panted and pierced on the outer shell with tangled vines surrounding seated human figures. Glazed with luster (a thin transparent glaze with a metallic sheen, applied over the colored glazes) and translucent turquoise.

8-21 Banner of Las Navas de Tolosa
Detail of center panel, from southern Spain. 1212-50. Silk Tapestry-weave with gilt parchment. 10’9 7/8” x 7’2 5/8”. It has an eight-pointed star in the center. It has calligraphic panels down the sides and across the top. The piece has eight lobes with gold crescents and white inscribed parchment medallions that form the lower edge of the banner.

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