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jan 28, 700 - Great Mosque

Description:

grand mosque of Isfahan
stone, brick, wood, plaster, and glazed ceramic tile
umma= muslim community
facilitates public mobility and commercial activity but the primary function is a palace for prayer
4-iwan design (iwan= a vaulted space that opens on one side to a courtyard)
earth colored exterior- simplicity
interior is more complex w/ dome soffits (undersides) that have varried geometric designs
Maqarnas= traditional islamic cusped niches

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Date:

jan 28, 700
Now
~ 1319 years ago

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