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Author: Ulrich Marzolph

-ʿAzim (شاهزادۀ عبد العظیم; 5.4 × 14 cm) in Rayy, today a southern suburb of Tehran. ʿAbd al-ʿAzim was a descendant of ʿAli ibn Abi Talib’s eldest son, Hasan, who, according to Shiʿi tradition, lived a secluded and pious life in Rayy. The shrine, whose origins date from the ninth century, has been repeatedly

In: Muqarnas Online
Author: Laura U. Marks

, “The Conquering Lion: The Life Cycle of a Symbol,” Oriens 17 (December 31, 1964): 161–71.
 54 Rosser-Owen, Islamic Arts from Spain , 30.
 55 Discussion and image in Rosselló Bordoy, in Al-Andalus , ed. Dodds, 236, pl. 29.
 56 Florence C. Lister and Robert H. Lister, Andalusian Ceramics in Spain

In: Muqarnas Online

arts of painting and the book were accorded a prominent role, but they ultimately were lost in the wider interpretation of cultural pa- tronage as a politically motivated, programmatic ac- tivity. Although it is true that buildings and objects can possess the power to embody ideologies and thereby to

In: Muqarnas Online

objects with epigraphic details such as coins, seals, and manuscripts, which motivated a different kind of connoisseurial rigor. He could shut himself up in one of the rooms at the Bibliothèque nationale de France to study and assess his collection of ancient coins by consulting the relatively newly

In: Muqarnas Online
Author: Benedict Cuddon

enthusiasm for Islamic art late in life and it was principally Persian art that intrigued him. It might at first seem curious that he should have cultivated such a pursuit; although he travelled to the Islamic world, he seems not to have liked much of the art he saw there. 17 However, over the course of his

In: Muqarnas Online
Author: Jennifer Pruitt

churches and synagogues as a symptom of his madness, medieval Muslim sources often praise al-Hakim on this account, while criticizing the decision to rebuild these monuments at the end of his life. 16 
 In the first years of al-Hakim’s reign

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the art of the Deccani sultanates has been a welcome sea-change and is likely to galvanize future interest in the centuries before Mughal hegemony. By comparison, however, the material culture of the pre-Mughal north remains vague and often elusive. This essay offers a synthetic overview that

In: Muqarnas Online
Author: Friederike Weis

emergence of a new Safavid-Shiʿi aesthetic based on religiously motivated conceptions, especially those tracing Persian painting and illumination back to the first Shiʿi imam ʿAli b. Abi Talib, 64 as well as those that consider Chinese painting as sinful and the “picture gallery of China” (which in Persian

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translation of the Ṭabaqāt, Blachère introduced a series of fragments with anecdotes from Aristotle’s life that were apparently lost in the known copies but quoted in Ibn al-Khatib’s Iḥāṭa . In this paragraph, Saʿid asserted that “King Phillip had hired him as preceptor for his seven children, of which

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approximately equal populations. The kingdom’s loss of political and economic control was no barrier to Muslims’ forming the great majority of its active inhabitants. Historians who described life in the former emirate at the end of the fifteenth century found its landscapes, its culture, and a considerable

In: The Nasrid Kingdom of Granada between East and West