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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Isfahan (Iran)en_US
dc.creatorUnknownen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-22T19:13:53Z
dc.date.available2010-01-22T19:13:53Z
dc.identifier139679en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/47907en_US
dc.descriptionCommissioned 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: Archneten_US
dc.descriptionplan (drawing), by Pascal Coste, from "Monuments Modernes de la Perse", 1867en_US
dc.format.mediumbricken_US
dc.format.mediumceramic tileen_US
dc.format.mediumterracottaen_US
dc.format.mediummosaic glassen_US
dc.relation.ispartof106453en_US
dc.rightspublic domainen_US
dc.subjectMosquesen_US
dc.subjectCaravanseraisen_US
dc.subjectCommerceen_US
dc.subjectIslamic religious educationen_US
dc.subjectIran --History --Safavid dynasty, 1501-1736en_US
dc.subjectSymmetryen_US
dc.subjectArchitecture, Islamic --Iranen_US
dc.subjectReligious architectureen_US
dc.subjectHusayn I, Shah of Iran, 1668-1726en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture, Safaviden_US
dc.subjectCity planningen_US
dc.subjectCoste, Pascal, 1787-1879en_US
dc.subjectPrints, Frenchen_US
dc.titleMadrasa-i Madar-i Shahen_US
dc.title.alternativeChahar Bagh Mosque and Madrasaen_US
dc.title.alternativeMadrasa-i Madar-i Shah (College of the Mother of the Shah)en_US
dc.title.alternativeMadraseh ye Madar e Shahen_US
dc.title.alternativeMadraseh ye Madar e Shahen_US
dc.title.alternativeMadrasa i Madar i Shahen_US
dc.title.alternativeMadraseh-ye Madar-e Shahen_US
dc.typeImageen_US
dc.rights.accessIn the Public Domain; no use restrictionsen_US
vra.culturalContextPersianen_US
vra.culturalContextIslamicen_US
vra.techniqueconstructionen_US
vra.techniquemosaic (process)en_US
vra.worktypeMadrasaen_US
dc.contributor.displayPersian, Islamicen_US


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