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Isfahan: Harun-i-Vilaya, portal of mosaic faience, 1513

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dc.contributor.authorPope, Arthur Upham
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialPersia (Isfahan, Iran)
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-25T00:11:32Z
dc.date.available2020-08-25T00:11:32Z
dc.date.created1965
dc.identifierANUA 682-4330
dc.identifier.otherP(M-A)-148
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/208982
dc.descriptionThe most perfect example of early Safavid mosaic faience is perhaps found in the Harun-i-Vilaya, signed as the "work of the poor mason, Kusayn". The court façade and portal, all that remain of the original building, are distinguished by superlative colour, particularly the intense turquoise ground, and by the drawing of arabesques, spiral tendrils, and blossoms of grace and precision worthy of any manuscript. Nowhere is the dominant turquoise so pure and brilliant, even in the gem.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumcolour
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectMediaeval architecture
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.subjectmosaics & inlays
dc.subjectbook scan
dc.titleIsfahan: Harun-i-Vilaya, portal of mosaic faience, 1513
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: Arthur Upham Pope, Persian Architecture, London, Thames & Hudson, 1965, Plate XIV
dc.date.updated2020-08-25T00:11:32Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2020
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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