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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Mahan (Iran)en_US
dc.coverage.temporalcreation date: 1436, restoration date: 1601, alteration date: addition, 1779-1924en_US
dc.creatorUnknownen_US
dc.date1436en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-02T21:08:58Z
dc.date.available2011-08-02T21:08:58Z
dc.date.issued1436en_US
dc.identifier162105en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/67501en_US
dc.descriptionIn 1406 Aleppo-born Sufi shaykh, and later saint, Shah Nur ad-Din Ni'matullah Vali moved to Mahan, a village outside Kirman, where he established an order of dervishes. He died in 1431 aged over 100. In 1436 a shrine was erected in his honor and became a pilgrimage site; with the attention of successive rulers contributing various additions over the centuries. The shrine complex as it now stands, comprises three courtyards arranged axially communicating with dependent structures. The earliest work is attributed to the Bahmanid ruler Ahmed I Vali who erected the sanctuary chamber in 1436. Shah Abbas I undertook extensions and renovations in 1601, including renovation or reconstruction of the dome. During the Qajar period the site was particularly popular, necessitating the construction of additional courtyards to accommodate increased numbers of pilgrims. The minarets also date from this period. Source: Archneten_US
dc.descriptionbird's-eye view, view of the roof surface at the base of the dome, 1999en_US
dc.format.mediumbricken_US
dc.relation.ispartof121525en_US
dc.rights(c) MIT Libraries, Aga Khan Visual Archive, photograph by Khosrow Bozorgien_US
dc.subjectShrinesen_US
dc.subjectDervishesen_US
dc.subjectReligious buildingsen_US
dc.subjectIslamic sectsen_US
dc.subjectArchitecture, Islamic --Iranen_US
dc.subjectDomesen_US
dc.subjectCupolasen_US
dc.titleShrine of Shah Nur ad-Din Nimatullah Valien_US
dc.title.alternativeShrine of Nureddin Nimat Allahen_US
dc.title.alternativeShrine of Shaykh Ni'matullahen_US
dc.title.alternativeShrine of Shaykh Nemetollahen_US
dc.title.alternativeShrine of Shaykh Ni'matallahen_US
dc.title.alternativeShrine of Shah Nur ad Din Ni'matullah Valien_US
dc.title.alternativeMausoleum of Shah Ne'mat-ollahen_US
dc.title.alternativeShrine of Shah Nur ad-Din Ni'matullah Valien_US
dc.typeImageen_US
dc.rights.accessAll rights reserveden_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode13-04en_US
vra.culturalContextIslamicen_US
vra.culturalContextPersianen_US
vra.techniqueconstructionen_US
vra.worktypeShrine (structure)en_US
vra.worktypeTomben_US
vra.worktypeMosqueen_US
dc.contributor.displayIslamic, Persianen_US


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