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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Isfahan (Iran) en_US
dc.creator Unknown en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-22T19:13:31Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-22T19:13:31Z
dc.identifier 139680 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/47903 en_US
dc.description Commissioned by the last Safavid Shah, Husayn I, the Madrasa Madar-i Shah forms the western side of a complex lying perpendicular to the Chahar Bagh. Abutting the madrasa is a caravanserai (renovated to become the Shah Abbas Hotel) beyond which lie stables. These structures are connected by a bazaar, which lines each on their northern side. All four structures exhibit a precise symmetry and are composed with a strict axial concern for the Chahar Bagh. The main portal of the madrasa is situated on the Chahar Bagh, with mosaic faience decoration and silver doors that lead to a domed octagonal entry vestibule. This vestibule opens into the western iwan of a four-iwan courtyard; the iwans connect with a two-storied façade of open niches that lead to student rooms. The façade is unusually beveled at the corners to provide access to four small octagonal courts. The northern and eastern iwans function as lecture halls, the former filled with muqarnas. A domed sanctuary marks the center of the southern façade. Sited parallel with the Chahar Bagh to retain the precise symmetry of the building, the sanctuary is not oriented toward Mecca. The composition of sanctuary dome and portal flanked by minarets recalls the Masjid-i Shah on a smaller scale. Source: Archnet en_US
dc.description section, by Pascal Coste, from "Monuments Modernes de la Perse", 1867 en_US
dc.format.medium brick en_US
dc.format.medium ceramic tile en_US
dc.format.medium terracotta en_US
dc.format.medium mosaic glass en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 106453 en_US
dc.rights public domain en_US
dc.subject Mosques en_US
dc.subject Caravanserais en_US
dc.subject Commerce en_US
dc.subject Islamic religious education en_US
dc.subject Iran --History --Safavid dynasty, 1501-1736 en_US
dc.subject Symmetry en_US
dc.subject Architecture, Islamic --Iran en_US
dc.subject Religious architecture en_US
dc.subject Husayn I, Shah of Iran, 1668-1726 en_US
dc.subject Architecture, Safavid en_US
dc.subject City planning en_US
dc.subject Coste, Pascal, 1787-1879 en_US
dc.subject Prints, French en_US
dc.title Madrasa-i Madar-i Shah en_US
dc.title.alternative Chahar Bagh Mosque and Madrasa en_US
dc.title.alternative Madrasa-i Madar-i Shah (College of the Mother of the Shah) en_US
dc.title.alternative Madraseh ye Madar e Shah en_US
dc.title.alternative Madraseh ye Madar e Shah en_US
dc.title.alternative Madrasa i Madar i Shah en_US
dc.title.alternative Madraseh-ye Madar-e Shah en_US
dc.type Image en_US
dc.rights.access In the Public Domain; no use restrictions en_US
vra.culturalContext Persian en_US
vra.culturalContext Islamic en_US
vra.technique construction en_US
vra.technique mosaic (process) en_US
vra.worktype Madrasa en_US
dc.contributor.display Persian, Islamic en_US


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