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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Isfahan (Iran) en_US
dc.creator Unknown en_US 2011-08-02T20:27:49Z 2011-08-02T20:27:49Z
dc.identifier 161939 en_US
dc.identifier.uri en_US
dc.description The All Saviour's Cathedral, locally known as the Vank Cathedral or the Church of the Saintly Sisters, is the most famous example of Isfahan's Christian religious architecture. An exemplary specimen of Armenian architectural achievement, the cathedral represents different stages of political, economic and social status of this minority community in Iran since the mid-seventeenth century. The Vank Cathedral was one of the first churches to be established in the city's Julfa quarter by Armenian immigrants settled by Shah Abbas I after the Ottoman War of 1603-05. The varying fortunes and independence of this suburb across the Zayandeh River and its eclectic mix of European missionaries, mercenaries and travelers can be traced almost chronologically in the cathedral's combination of building styles and contrasts in it's external and internal architectural treatment. Source: [Accessed August 7, 2012] en_US
dc.description exterior, courtyard facade with entrance, 1999 en_US
dc.format.medium brick en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 121202 en_US
dc.rights (c) MIT Libraries, Aga Khan Visual Archive,photograph by Khosrow Bozorgi en_US
dc.subject Cathedrals en_US
dc.subject Armenians en_US
dc.subject Iran --History --Safavid dynasty, 1501-1736 en_US
dc.subject Architecture --Islamic influences en_US
dc.subject Architecture --Iran en_US
dc.subject Church buildings en_US
dc.subject Domes en_US
dc.title All Saviour's Cathedral en_US
dc.title.alternative Vank Church en_US
dc.title.alternative Surb Amenaperkitch en_US
dc.title.alternative Vank Cathedral en_US
dc.type Image en_US
dc.rights.access All rights reserved en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 8-19 en_US
vra.culturalContext Armenian en_US
vra.culturalContext Persian en_US
vra.technique construction en_US
vra.worktype Church en_US
dc.contributor.display Armenian, Persian en_US

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