Islamic Inscription and Arabesque

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A fragment of Nasrid frieze (15 x 22 x 3.5 cm): originated from Andalusia and probably from Alhambra palace, Granada ca 13th-14th cent. AD.

A fragment of Nasrid frieze (15 x 22 x 3.5 cm): originated from Andalusia and probably from Alhambra palace, Granada ca 13th-14th cent. AD.

The Islamic Star with kufic inscription border on the ceiling of Cappella Palatina (The Royal Chapel of Normann Kings) inside Palazzo Reale of Palermo.

The Islamic Star with kufic inscription border on the ceiling of Cappella Palatina (The Royal Chapel of Normann Kings) inside Palazzo Reale of Palermo.

The minbar of Alauddin Mosque of Konya, dated in 1155 AD. The ebony minbar is dominated with kufic inscription and foliate floral-arabesque inside a square cartouche.

The minbar of Alauddin Mosque of Konya, dated in 1155 AD. The ebony minbar is dominated with kufic inscription and foliate floral-arabesque inside a square cartouche.

Open your Heart: A pair of carved doors which could be dated during Safavid period ca 17-18th cent AD. The carved doors in Islamic style could indicate the period of the Abyaneh inhabitants opened their ways to Islamic belief. Abyaneh, Natans, April 2017

Open your Heart: A pair of carved doors which could be dated during Safavid period ca 17-18th cent AD. The carved doors in Islamic style could indicate the period of the Abyaneh inhabitants opened their ways to Islamic belief. Abyaneh, Natans, April 2017

A Grand Prayer: The Mihrab of Shaikh Lotfollah Mosque, in which the building was completed in 1619 AD during the reign of Shah Abbas I who took the empire to its peak period.   Like the other worship buildings which were built during Safavid period, the mosque is also heavily dominated by Thuluth Qur'anic calligraphy, cobalt blue tile with illuminated floral foliages and a complex muqarnas construction.  Esfahan, April 2017

A Grand Prayer: The Mihrab of Shaikh Lotfollah Mosque, in which the building was completed in 1619 AD during the reign of Shah Abbas I who took the empire to its peak period. Like the other worship buildings which were built during Safavid period, the mosque is also heavily dominated by Thuluth Qur'anic calligraphy, cobalt blue tile with illuminated floral foliages and a complex muqarnas construction. Esfahan, April 2017

The Grand Inscription: Kufic Inscription on Kashan Jameh Mosque which was completed in 1076 AD during Seljuq period. Kashan, April 2017

The Grand Inscription: Kufic Inscription on Kashan Jameh Mosque which was completed in 1076 AD during Seljuq period. Kashan, April 2017

The Art of Timurid: A set of tiling (on Ali Mosque front wall) in cobalt blue dominated polychrome foliages and square kufic inscription which bears the name of God Almighty. Esfahan, April 2017

The Art of Timurid: A set of tiling (on Ali Mosque front wall) in cobalt blue dominated polychrome foliages and square kufic inscription which bears the name of God Almighty. Esfahan, April 2017

The Power of Words: A grand kufic stucco was added to the southern wing of the Esfahan Jameh mosque under the order of powerful Ilkhanid ruler, Öljeitü in 13th cent AD. Esfahan, April 2017

The Power of Words: A grand kufic stucco was added to the southern wing of the Esfahan Jameh mosque under the order of powerful Ilkhanid ruler, Öljeitü in 13th cent AD. Esfahan, April 2017

The Art of Minaret: Huge kufic inscription on the mid wall stucco of Chehel Dokhtaran minaret which was completed in 1112 AD during Seljuk period. Esfahan, April 2017

The Art of Minaret: Huge kufic inscription on the mid wall stucco of Chehel Dokhtaran minaret which was completed in 1112 AD during Seljuk period. Esfahan, April 2017

The Perfect Companion: A decorated upper hexagonal wall of the shrine of Jafar ibn Abi Thalib RA (d. 629 AD). Though the original building was erected during Ilkhanid period of 13th cent AD, The blue foliage tiling on the roof, the kufic inscription on the upper wall as well as the blue tile of Thuluth Qur'anic inscription which indicate the site was heavily restored during Timurid empire in late 14th until early 16 cent AD.   Esfahan, April 2017.

The Perfect Companion: A decorated upper hexagonal wall of the shrine of Jafar ibn Abi Thalib RA (d. 629 AD). Though the original building was erected during Ilkhanid period of 13th cent AD, The blue foliage tiling on the roof, the kufic inscription on the upper wall as well as the blue tile of Thuluth Qur'anic inscription which indicate the site was heavily restored during Timurid empire in late 14th until early 16 cent AD. Esfahan, April 2017.

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