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*Kaaba -- aerial view
631 - 632 CE
Rededicated by Muhammad
Pre-Islamic
multiple renovations
Granite masonry/covered w/si
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

*Kaaba -- aerial of courtyard
631 - 632 CE
Rededicated by Muhammad
Pre-Islamic
Multiple Renovations
Granite masonry/covered w/si
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

*Kaaba
631 - 632 CE
Rededicated by Muhammad
Pre-Islamic
Multiple Renovations
Granite masonry/covered w/sil
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mihrab


Islamic
Painted Ceramic Tile
Arabesque / Calligraphy

Arabesque


Islamic
Persian
Painted Ceramic Tile
Isfahan, Iran

Muqarnes


Islamic
Persian
Painted Ceramic Tile
Isfahan, Iran

Minbar


Islamic
Used by the Iman
Wood

Maqsura


Islamic
in Great Mosque of Cordoba


*Dome of the Rock
691 - 692 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Multiple Renovations
Stone masonry/woodenroof
Jerusalem, Palestine

*Dome of the Rock -- interior
691 - 692 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Multiple Renovations
Stone masonry/woodenroof
Jerusalem, Palestine

*Dome of the Rock -- Interior
691 - 692 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Multiple Renovations
Stone masonry/woodenroof
Jerusalem, Palestine

*Great Mosque of Isfahan (Masjid-e Jameh)
14th/18th/20th cen
Seljuk/Il-Khanid/Timurid/Saf
Islamic
Persian
Stone/brick/woo/plaster/tile
Isfahan, Iran

*Great Mosque of Isfahan (Masjid-e Jameh)--portal
14th/18th/20th cen
Seljuk/Il-Khanid/Timurid/Saf
Islamic -- Iwan
Persian
Stone/brick/wood/plaster/tile
Isfahan, Iran

*Great Mosque Isfahan (Masjid-e Jameh)--courtyard
14th/18th/20th cent
Seljuk/Il-Khanid/Timurid/Safa
Islamic
Persian
Stone/brick/wood/plaster/tile
Isfahan, Iran

Great Mosque of Isfahan -- Dome


Islamic
Persian
Painted Ceramic Tile
Isfahan, Iran

*Great Mosque of Isfahan (Masjid-e Jameh)--Mihrab


Islamic
Persian


*Great Mosque of Cordoba -- floorplan
785 - 786 CE
Umayyad Dynasties
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Stone Masonry
Cordoba, Spain

*Great Mosque of Cordoba -- aerial
785 - 786 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Stone Masonry
Cordoba, Spain

*Great Mosque of Cordoba
785 - 786 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Stone Masonry
Cordoba, Spain

*Great Mosque of Cordoba
785 - 786 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Stone Masonry
Cordoba, Spain

*Great Mosque of Cordoba -- facade & portal
785 - 786 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Stone Masonry
Cordoba, Spain

*Great Mosque of Cordoba ~ Hypostyle Hall
785 - 786 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Double arches / colored stones
Cordoba, Spain

*Dome of Great Mosque of Cordoba
785 - 786 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Mosaic Tiles
Cordoba, Spain

*Alhambra Palace -- floorplan
1354 - 1391 CE
Nasrid Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
stucco/wood/tile/paint/gilding
Granada, Spain

*Alhambra Palace
1354 - 1391 CE
Nasrid Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
stucco/wood/tile/paint/gilding
Granada, Spain

*Alhambra Palace
1354 - 1391 CE
Nasrid Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
stucco/wood/tile/paint/gildin
Granada, Spain

*Alhambra Palace ~ Court of Lions
1354 - 1391 CE
Nasrid Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
stucco/wood/tile/paint/gilding
Granada, Spain

*Alhambra Palace -- Court of Lions
1354 - 1391 CE
Nasrid Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
stucco/wood/tile/paint/gildin
Granada, Spain

*Alhambra Palace -- Hall of the Two Sisters
1354 - 1391 CE
Nasrid Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
stucco/wood/tile/paint/gilding
Granada, Spain

Hall of Two Sisters -- detail
1354 - 1391 CE
Nasrid Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Dome in Hall
Granada, Spain

*Mosque of Selim II -- floorplan
1568 - 1575
Sinan (architect)
Islamic

Brick and Stone
Edirne, Turkey

*Mosque of Selim II
1568 - 1575
Sinan (architect)
Islamic

Brick and Stone
Edirne, Turkey

*Mosque of Selim II ~ Interior
1568 - 1575
Sinan (architect)
Islamic

Brick and Stone
Edirne, Turkey

*Mosque of Selim II -- Dome
1568 - 1575
Sinan (architect)
Islamic

Islamic Mosaic
Edirne, Turkey

*Pyxis of al-Mughira
968 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic

Ivory

*Basin ~ Baptistere de St. Louis
1320 - 1340 CE
Muhammad ibn al-Zain
Islamic

Brass inlaid w/ gold & silver

*Bahram Gur fights the Karg
1330 - 1340 CE
folio from the Great Il-Khanid
Islamic
Persian
Ink/watercolor/gold/silver
on paper

*The Court of Gayumars
1522 - 1525 CE
folio fr Shah Tahmasp
Islamic
Sultan Muhammad
Ink/watercolor/gold on paper
Shahnama

*The Ardabil Carpet
1539 - 1540 CE
Maqsud of Kashan
Islamic

silk on wool

*Folio from the Quran
8th to 9th century

Islamic calligraphy
Kufic
brown ink and gold on paper

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