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sep 30, 700 - Great Mosque (Masjid-e Jameh)

Description:

700 CE, additions 14th, 18th and 20 centuries CE
Stone, brick, wood, plaster and glazed ceramic tile
Isfahan, Iran. Islamic, Persian
Seljuk, Il-Khanid, Timurid and Safavid Dynasties
• Building and decorating activities from 8th to 20th century
• Architectural documentary of Persia
• facilitated public mobility and commercial activity thus transcending its principal function as a place for prayer alone
• Seljuk Empire- turkish, persian, influence see throughout
• Pedestrian hub, absorbed community, allows people to walk through the mosque
• Four-iwan design- rectangular space with vaulted ceilings and a wall that opens to the courtyard
• Oculus- hole in ceiling
• Qibla wall- marked direction of Mecca, two tall minarets
• Muqarnas- interior arch of dome

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Kailee Keiser

Date:

sep 30, 700
Now
~ 1318 years ago

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