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'auspicious jewel' decorative motif combining circles (leopard spots) and wavy lines (tiger stripes) used by Ottomans as an auspicious symbol of good luck, and suggestion of strength and courage.
Prayer rug. Late 16th century. mosque lamp subject. Ottoman.
Emblem of Ottoman sultan's authority, monogram.
Caftan. 16th century. woven on silk- saz leaves. Made for Bayezid, one of Suleyman's sons. Ottoman.
Al-Ahzar Mosque, Cairo. 969. Fatimid. included madrasa. made of baked brick, with carved stucco. keel-shaped arches.
Al-Hakim Mosque, Cairo. 990.
Al-Aqmar Mosque, Cairo. Fatimid. 1125. keel shaped arches. brick structure with stone veneer.
Bab al-Futuh, Cairo. Fatimid. 1087. built entirely of stone, 'gate of deliverance.'
Rock crystal ewer, 975-996. Fatimid. symmetrical figural design. made for secular use, in the Qu'ran the goblets in paradise were made of rock crystal. made of quartz.
Fatimid lustre bowl. 11-12th century. Cock fight. Figures look greco-roman.
Fatimid lustre bowl. Falconer. made in Egypt.
Fatimid bowl. 1050-1100. Subject is a christian priest or monk. Coptics- christians living under Islamic rule.
Firdaws Madrasa, Aleppo. 1236. Stone- syrian. Ayyuid Sultanate (1171-1260).
Citadel of Aleppo. Syria, 13th century. stone
Cifte Minaret Madrasa, Erzurum. 1265. Saljuzs of Rum (Anatolia)
'Blacas' ewer. Mosul, 1232. Bronze, with copper and silver inlay.
Canteen, mid 13th century, Syrian. Pilgrim flask- associated with christian crusaders. Christain subjects.
Aljaferia, Saragossa. Taifa Kingdoms (11th &12 Centuries)
Mosque of Hassan, Rabat, Morocco. Founded 1191, never completed. Berber dynasty.
The Pisa Griffin. Maybe Spain, 11th century. Used to sit on roofline on Pisa Duomo.
Alhambra (Madinat al-Hamra') Granada. Nasirids. mid 14th century.
Alhambra vase. Nasirid. Mid 14th century.
Nasarid textile. 15th century. made for alhambra.
Mausoleum of Uljaytu, Sultaniyya. 1304-15. Iran. MOngol
Mihrab, Great Mosque, Isfahan. 1310. Mongol
Friday Mosque, Varamin 1322-26. Abu Sa'id. Mongol.
Rashid al-Din (1247-1318), Universal History/World History. Tabriz, 1315. Mongol.
Great Mongol Shahnama. 1330s. poet Firdawsi. Mongol.
Baked brick w/ ceramic tile revetment. tile mosaic and/or underglaze painted tile. domes: double shell with tall ribbed 'melon' shape on narrow drum. massive scale. emphasis on exterior.
Gur-i Amir (tomb of the Lord) Samarqand, 1404. Timurid.
Shah-i Zinda, Samarqand. 1350-1450.
Bihzad, The Seduction of Yusuf. Bustan by Sadi. Timurid. 1488.
Architectural decorative technique of alternating light and dark stone of various colors.
Complex of Qa'itbay, Cairo. 1472-1474. Mamluk.
Glass mosque lamp. glass was blown, decorated with enamel paint. 14th century. Mamluk. 'Light verse' from the Qu'ran.
Baptistere de St.Louis, 1300. Mamluk metalwork.
Heavily influenced by chinese porcelin. Without the clay necessary, used a white slip and painted cobalt blue designs in an underglaze technique.
Iznik bowl, 1480. underglaze painted. Ottoman
'Damascus ware' lamp. Iznik. 1549. made for dome of the rock. Ottoman.
Curving plume-like leaf motif, often with spiky protrusions around the perimeter. Ottoman.
Rhodian ware. tomatoey red pigment, not a stable color, so applied very thickly. later 16th century. Iznik. Ottoman.
Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul. 1550-57. Ottoman answer to Haghia Sophia.
'the whole'; a religious, social, and charitable complex usually patronized by Ottoman sultans.
Selimiye Mosque, Edirne 1568-75. Ottoman. 8 smaller piers instead of four- made it possible to have a good view of the mihrab from any vantage point.
Tughra of Suleyman. 16th century. placed on official documents
Sultanahmet'blue' Mosque, Complex of Ahmed I, Istanbul. 1609-17.
The Court of Gayumars from the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp. Safavids. Tabriz. 1525-35
Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad
Ascension of the prophet muhammad, from the Khamsa of Nizami of Shah Tahmasp. 1539-43. secular poem.
Maidan-i Shah (Royal Square), Isfahan. Late 16th early 17th century.
Maidan-i Shah, Bazaar, Isfahan. Connected old and new parts of town.
Allahvardi Khan/Si-o Se Pol Bridge, Isfahan. crosses Ziyanda river, connected with a new suburb. 1602.
Shaykh Lutfallah Mosque, Isfahan. 1603-19. Domed cube. no minarets. brick, covered with ceramic tile.
'Ali Qapu ('Lofty Gate') Isfahan. west side of Maidani.1597-1660.