List of illustrations

  • Chronological chart of the Principal Dynasties
  • The Islamic World
  • Mecca, Ka'ba
  • Temple of Bel, relief
  • House of the Prophet, reconstructed plan
  • Central Islamic Lands in Early Islamic Times
  • Dome of the Rock
  • Dome of the Rock, section
  • Dome of the Rock, plan
  • Dome of the Rock, interior view
  • Dome of the Rock, mosaic
  • Dome of the Rock, mosaic
  • Dome of the Rock, mosaic
  • Dome of the Rock, mosaic, soffit
  • Mosque, plan
  • Great Mosque, plan
  • Great Mosque, axionometric view
  • Great Mosque, qibla façade
  • Great Mosque, court with treasury
  • Great Mosque, mosaics from the western portico
  • Great Mosque, mosaics from the western portico
  • Great Mosque, air view
  • Great Mosque, plan
  • Great Mosque, outer wall
  • Great Mosque, minaret
  • Mosque of Abu Dulaf, plan
  • Mosque of Abu Dulaf, air view
  • Mosque of Ibn Tulun, general view
  • Mosque of Ibn Tulun, plan
  • Mosque of Ibn Tulun, piers of the east portico
  • Mosque of Ibn Tulun, court façade
  • Mosque of Ibn Tulun, outer walls with minaret
  • Great Mosque, plan
  • Great Mosque, dome (exterior)
  • Great Mosque, air view
  • Great Mosque, plan
  • Great Mosque, mihrab
  • Great Mosque, dome in front of mihrab
  • Qasr al-Hayr East, plan of large enclosure
  • Qasr al-Hayr East, plan of small enclosure
  • Qasr al-Hayr East
  • Qasr Kharana, exterior
  • Qasr Kharana, plan
  • Khirbat al-Mafjar, plan
  • Mshatta, plan
  • Mshatta, air view from the west
  • Qusayr Amra, plan
  • Khirbat al-Mafjar, reconstruction
  • Khirbat al-Mafjar, bath, mosaic pavement
  • Khirbat al-Mafjar, divan, mosaic of lion hunting gazelles under a tree
  • Qasr al-Hayr West, detail of the façade
  • Khirbat al-Mafjar, bath, painted statue of a prince
  • Qusayr Amra, painting of an enthroned prince with attendants
  • Qasr al-Hayr West, standing prince
  • Qasr al-Hayr West, seated prince
  • Qusayr Amra, painting of the Six Kings
  • Qusayr Amra, painting of the Six Kings, detail
  • Qusayr Amra, astronomical ceiling
  • Khirbat al-Mafjar, divan, dome with six heads in a flower
  • Khirbat al-Mafjar, female attendant
  • Khirbat al-Mafjar, dancing figure in a pendentive
  • Khirbat al-Mafjar, frieze of heads in interlace
  • Qusayr Amra, bath, detail of interior
  • Qusayr Amra, bath, painting of animal round-up
  • Qusayr Amra, bath, painting of nude dancers
  • Qusayr Amra, bath, painting of nude dancers
  • Qusayr Amra, bath, painting of clothed dancers
  • Khirbat al-Mafjar, winged horse in a pendentive
  • Mshatta, carved stone triangles
  • Mshatta, carved stone triangles, detail
  • Baghdad, plan of round city
  • Baghdad, street plan
  • Mosque of al-Mansur, reconstructed plan
  • Automaton rider with lance on the Green Dome, Baghdad
  • Ukhaydir, plan
  • Ukhaydir, general view
  • Ukhaydir, vaulted hall entrance
  • Samarra, air view
  • Nilometer
  • Jawsaq al-Khaqani palace, plan
  • Jawsaq al-Khaqani palace, Bab al-Amma
  • Qubba al-Sulaybiya, plan
  • Ribat, plan
  • Samarra Style A
  • Samarra Style B
  • Samarra Style C
  • Huntress fresco (copy), Jawsaq al-Khaqani palace
  • Tie beam covering in the Dome of the Rock
  • Window grille in the Great Mosque
  • Soffit from Aqsa Mosque
  • Window grille from Qasr al-Hayr West
  • Storage vessel
  • Pouring vessel
  • Ewer
  • Ewer
  • Pyxis
  • Textile fragment
  • Coin, obverse and reverse
  • Panel from a Door or Minbar
  • Panel from chest or cenotaph
  • Marquetry panel from chest or cenotaph, detail
  • Woodwork from Egypt
  • Pouring vessel
  • Dish
  • Bowl
  • Bowl
  • Tiles on qibla wall, Great Mosque
  • Tile
  • Bowl
  • Jar
  • Panel of mihrab, Great Mosque
  • Bottle with thread decoration
  • Bowl of a goblet with lustre-painted decoration
  • Ewer with Molded Inscription
  • Textile fragment
  • Tapestry fragment
  • Mat
  • Double folio of a Qurʼan manuscript
  • Frontispiece of a Qurʼan manuscript
  • Folio of a Qurʼan manuscript
  • Folio of a Qurʼan manuscript
  • Frontispiece of a Qurʼan manuscript
  • Leather bookbinding
  • Illuminated folio from a Qurʼan manuscript
  • Folio from a Qurʼan manuscript
  • Western Islamic Lands in Early Islamic Times
  • Great Mosque, maqsurah in front of mihrab
  • Great Mosque, plan
  • Great Mosque, sequence of construction
  • Great Mosque, mihrab
  • Great Mosque, al-Mansur's addition
  • Great Mosque, polylobed arch
  • Great Mosque, dome in front of mihrab
  • Bab Mardum, general view
  • Bab Mardum, dome
  • Madinat al-Zahra, plan
  • Madinat al-Zahra, audience hall
  • Great Mosque, marble sculpture near mihrab
  • Great Mosque, mosaics in the mihrab
  • Great Mosque, capital
  • Doorjamb from Hall of 'Abd al-Rahman III, Madinat al-Zahra
  • Window grille
  • Relief
  • Ewer
  • Tile
  • Dish
  • Minbar, Great Mosque, detail
  • Panels of minbar from Mosque of the Andalusians
  • Pyxis
  • Casket
  • Casket with niello decoration
  • Diadem
  • Fragmentary silk, detail
  • Stag
  • Ewer
  • Folio from a Qurʼan manuscript
  • Folio from a Qurʼan manuscript
  • Two pages from a manuscript of the Koran copied on parchment in broken cursive script
  • Leather bookbinding for a Qurʼan manuscript
  • Eastern Islamic Lands in Early Islamic Times
  • Great Mosque, plan
  • Mosque, court
  • Mosque, plan
  • Mosque, view towards qibla
  • Mosque, plan
  • Mosque, details of stucco work
  • Mosque, details of stucco work
  • Mosque, view of interior
  • Mosque, plan
  • Masjid-i Nuh Gunbadh
  • Mosque, iwan
  • Mosque, plan
  • Samanid mausoleum, section
  • Samanid mausoleum, exterior
  • Samanid mausoleum, interior
  • Mausoleum, façade
  • Mausoleum, cross section
  • Mausoleum, transition to dome
  • Gunbad-i Qabus
  • Gunbad-i Qabus, detail
  • Element from a Stalactite Squinch (Muqarnas)
  • Painted Dado Panels
  • Element from a Stalactite Squinch (Muqarnas)
  • Wall Painting with Female Figure
  • Wall panel with falconer (copy)
  • Jurjir mosque, detail of façade
  • Bowl
  • Bowl
  • Bowl
  • Bowl with Green, Yellow, and Brown Splashed Decoration
  • Buff ware bowl
  • Buff ware bowl
  • Plate
  • Bowl
  • Bowl
  • Bowl Decorated in the Beveled Style
  • Bowl with Bird and Flowers
  • Fragmentary Plate with Engraved Designs
  • Shallow bowl with niello decoration
  • Bowl
  • Ewer
  • Ewer
  • Tray
  • Pouring vessel with niello inlay
  • Amulet case with niello inlay
  • Ewer
  • Caftan (Coat) Covered with Syrian Silk Showing Senmurvs (Fabulous Monsters), detail
  • Fragmentary textile, detail
  • Fragmentary textile
  • Fustat carpet
  • Dado Panel, detail
  • Single Folio from a Four-part Qur’an
  • The constellation Andromeda from al-Sufi’s Treatise on the Fixed Stars
  • Eastern Islamic Lands in Medieval Islamic Times
  • Great Mosque (Masjid-i Jumah), air view
  • Great Mosque (Masjid-i Jumah), plan
  • Great Mosque, court
  • Great Mosque, court
  • Great Mosque, south dome
  • Great Mosque, north dome
  • Great Mosque, gate
  • Great Mosque, plan as in Seljuq times
  • Mosque, plan
  • Mosque, interior
  • Tower tomb
  • Tower tomb
  • Mausoleums
  • Mausoleum, façade
  • Mausoleum, plan and section
  • Mausoleum, entrance façade
  • Mausoleum of Sanjar, general view
  • Mausoleum of Sanjar, section
  • Gunbad-i Qabud
  • Mausoleum, plan
  • Mausoleum, section
  • Mausoleum
  • Kalayan minaret
  • Minaret
  • Manar of Masud
  • Manar of Ghiyath al-Din
  • Lashkari Bazar (Qalah-i Bust), palace
  • Ribat-i Malik, reconstruction
  • Ribat Sharaf
  • Ribat Sharaf, detail
  • Mosque, dome
  • Tomb, dome
  • Tomb, squinch
  • Duvazde Imam tomb, squinch
  • Mosque, mihrab
  • Lashkari Bazar (Qalah-i Bust), arch
  • Masjid-i Pamonar, mihrab
  • Monster
  • Figure of a Courtier from a Palace Frieze
  • Qutb Mosque, view towards the sanctuary
  • Qubt Mosque, plan
  • Qubt Mosque, manar
  • Silk fragment
  • Fragment of silk textile
  • Ewer with Calligraphic Band
  • The Wade Cup with Animated Script
  • Ewer with Lamp-Shaped Spout
  • Candlestick
  • Cauldron
  • Cauldron, detail
  • Inkwell with Zodiac Signs
  • Aquamanile
  • Pen box
  • Bowl
  • Armlet
  • Standing Figure with Feathered Headdress
  • Bowl
  • Pierced Bowl Signed by Hasan al-Qashani
  • Bowl
  • Bowl
  • Luster Bowl with Winged Horse
  • Large luster bowl
  • Bowl
  • Bowl
  • Beaker
  • Bowl
  • Bowl, three-quarter view
  • Bowl
  • Pierced Jug with Harpies and Sphinxes
  • Luster Star-shaped tile
  • Dish
  • Prayer niche
  • Ewer
  • Stone mould for pressing leather
  • Double opening folios of the tenth juz' of a Qur'an maniscript
  • Folio of a Qurʼan manuscript
  • Frontispiece of a Qurʼan manuscript
  • Central Islamic Lands in Medieval Islamic Times
  • Palace, plan
  • Mosque, plan
  • Mosque, interior
  • Sabra al-Mansuriya, throne room
  • Palace, plan
  • Qal'a of the Beni Hammad, plan
  • Qal'a of the Beni Hammad, tower
  • Plan of house
  • Azhar Mosque
  • Azhar Mosque, court façade
  • Azhar Mosque, mihrab
  • Azhar Mosque, early plan
  • al-Hakim Mosque, plan
  • Mosque of al-Hakim
  • al-Hakim Mosque, general view
  • Aqsa Mosque, mosaic
  • Aqsa Mosque, mosaic
  • Mausoleums
  • Aqmar Mosque, plan
  • Aqmar Mosque, façade
  • al-Juyushi Mosque, plan
  • al-Juyushi Mosque, exterior
  • al-Juyushi Mosque, mihrab
  • Muqarnas
  • Wall painting on plaster from bath of Abu'l-Su'ud
  • Walls
  • Bāb al-Naṣr
  • Door
  • Panel with Horse Heads
  • Panel, detail
  • Panel, detail
  • Marquetry panel
  • Plaque
  • Dish
  • Bowl
  • Bowl
  • Bowl
  • Bowl, fragment
  • Bowl
  • Bowl
  • Pot
  • Bowl
  • Dish
  • The Corning Ewer
  • Bowl
  • Ewer
  • Beaker
  • Cup
  • Vessel
  • Fragmentary garment, detail
  • Fragmentary veil, detail
  • Griffin
  • Hare
  • Casket
  • Jewelry hoard
  • Female figure
  • Battle scene
  • Hare, Folio from the Mantiq al-wahsh (Speech of the Wild Animal)
  • Mustansiriya, plan
  • Mustansiriya, interior
  • Mustansiriya, triple entrance on qibla side of court
  • Suq al-Ghazi minaret
  • Imam Dur mausoleum, exterior
  • Imam Dur mausoleum, dome
  • Great Mosque, minaret
  • Congregational mosque, general view
  • Congregational mosque, wall beneath dome in front of mihrab
  • Congregational mosque, mihrab
  • Mosque, court façade
  • Mashhad of Awn al-Din, dome
  • Mihrab
  • Diyarbakr city walls
  • Gate
  • Façade sculpture
  • Mosque, ceiling
  • Mosque of Arwa bint Ahmad
  • Madrasa, plan
  • Dar al-hadith of Nur al-Din, plan
  • Madrasa of Nur al-Din, plan
  • Adilaya, plan
  • Adilaya
  • Zahiriya madrasa, plan
  • Firdaws madrasa
  • Firdaws madrasa, interior
  • Adiliya, façade
  • Mausoleum of al-Shafi'i
  • Hospital of Nur al-Din, façade
  • Hospital of Nur al-Din, plan
  • Citadel
  • Citadel, sculpture at gate
  • Halawiya Mosque, mihrab
  • Firdaws mosque, masonry, detail
  • Mosque of Ala al-Din, plan
  • Mosque of Khuand Khatun, plan
  • Mosque of Khuand Khatun, façade
  • Mosque, plan
  • Mosque, exterior
  • Mosque, gate
  • Cifte Minareli madrasa, plan
  • Cifte Minareli madrasa, interior
  • Cifte Minareli madrasa, façade
  • Karatay madrasa, façade
  • Karatay madrasa, plan
  • Ince Minareli madrasa, façade, detail
  • Ince Minareli madrasa
  • Ince Minareli madrasa, interior
  • Zivrik Han, plan
  • Sultan Han, interior
  • Sultan Han, plan
  • Gök madrasa, façade
  • Sultan Han, entrance
  • Textile
  • Silk fragment
  • Mirror
  • Door knocker
  • Mirror
  • Drum
  • Belt fittings, detail
  • Mosque lamp
  • Ewer
  • Luxury Ewer Extending Good Fortune to the Owner
  • Luxury Ewer Extending Good Fortune to the Owner, detail
  • Basin
  • Habb (water storage vessel)
  • Tile
  • Basin
  • Luster-painted ceramic jar, Damascus
  • Bowl with Alif-lam motif
  • Hexagonal Tile Ensemble with Sphinx
  • Tile, detail
  • Tile, detail
  • Tile mosaic mihrab
  • Bottle
  • Dish
  • Footed Bowl with Eagle Emblem
  • Bowl with Lid
  • Minbar
  • Qurʼan stand
  • Door
  • Cupboard
  • Niche, detail
  • Stone relief
  • Carpet pages from a Qurʼan manuscript
  • Carpet page from a manuscript of the Masnavi of Jalal al-Din Rumi
  • Leaf from a Qurʼan
  • Leaf from a Kalila wa-Dimna manuscript
  • Leaf from a manuscript of Dioskorides ' de materia medica
  • Leaf from a manuscript of al-Hariri's Maqamat
  • Frontispiece to volume 17 of Kitab al-Aghani manuscript
  • Leaf from Warqa wa-Gulshah, detail
  • Leather bookbinding
  • Western Islamic Lands in Medieval Islamic Times
  • Congregational mosque, plan
  • Congregational mosque, general view
  • Congregational mosque
  • Giralda minaret
  • Qubba al-Burudiyin
  • Qubba al-Burudiyin, drawing, transition zone, dome
  • Oudaia Gate, Almohad
  • Aljaferia, sketch elevation
  • Aljaferia, stucco doorway
  • Congregational mosque, dome in front of the mihrab
  • Qarawiyin mosque, muqarnas dome
  • Maqsura in the Great Mosque, detail
  • Maqsura in the Great Mosque, detail
  • Beams with painted decoration from the Great Mosque, detail
  • Tiles
  • Architectural element
  • Casket
  • Perfume flask
  • Basin, detail
  • Stone lions, in situ
  • Minbar from the Kutubiyya Mosque
  • Silk and gilt membrane fragment
  • Chasuble, detail
  • Tapestry fragment
  • Banner
  • Pair of earrings
  • Pair of earrings
  • Door fittings
  • Ring handle of the Puerta del Perdón
  • Bowl
  • Fragmentary bowl
  • Two tiles
  • Jar
  • Wellhead
  • Leaf from a Qurʼan
  • Frontispiece of a Qurʼan manuscript
  • Leather bookbinding
  • Leaf from Bayad wa-Riyad
  • Stucco decoration, in situ
  • Carved wooden door, in situ, detail
  • Leaf from Gospel codex
  • Lustre-painted fragment
  • Mar Banham church, entrance
  • Leaf from Lectionary of the Gospels
  • Bowl
  • Folio from a Bible
  • Bowl
  • Façade of the Church of the Holy Cross, detail
  • Façade of the Church of the Holy Cross, detail
  • Two-handled vessel
  • Painted wooden ceiling, in situ
  • Painted wooden ceiling, detail
  • Painted wooden ceiling, detail
  • Silk mantle embroidered with gold thread and pearls
  • Pen box
  • Bird
  • Beaker
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~However much admiration can and should be legitimately bestowed upon the many volumes of the Pelican History of Art inspired by the late Sir Nikolaus Pevsner since the foundation of the series in 1953, readers’ expectations regarding the appearance of books dealing with the arts have greatly changed during the last decades. When the series was taken...
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~It was in 1959 that the late Professor Richard Ettinghausen asked me to collaborate with him on a Pelican volume devoted to Islamic art. Over the following five or six years, we planned the book and wrote a great deal of it. But somehow, when we had in fact completed nearly every chapter up to the Mongol conquest of the thirteenth century, other pressures...
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~~A great deal of occasionally acrimonious confusion surrounds the use and meaning of the word ‘Islamic’ when applied to art. The origins of the adjective lie clearly in the faith of Islam, about which more will be said presently. But, when applied to art, it refers to the monuments and remains of material culture made by or...
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~The transformation of a vast area – from north central Spain to the delta of the Indus and from the northern fringes of the Sahara desert and the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean, the Caucasus, the Central Asian deserts, and the Hindu Kush – into a land controlled by Islam (the dar al-Islam or ‘house of Islam’ of later sources)...
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The architecture and the architectural decoration of the central lands of the Muslim world during the first three centuries of its existence are the result of the encounter of the new Muslim faith and state with the ancient traditions of the Near East...
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During the early centuries of Islamic rule the cultural history of western Islamic lands was concentrated in two areas. One is the province of Ifriqiya under the rule of the Aghlabid dynasty of governors, with its new capital of Qayrawan and its fortified coastal cities like Sus (modern Sousse). The other is al-Andalus, the generic name given to all parts of the...
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The history and culture of Iran and central Asia during the first centuries of Islamic rule are difficult to sketch succinctly and clearly. Nominally, this vast area consisted of several provinces ruled by governors appointed in...
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Part Two: Medieval Islamic Art and Architecture (c.1000–1250)
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~~Only recently have historians begun to chart the tremendous political, social, linguistic, religious, and intellectual upheavals of the Islamic world in the eleventh century.The best introduction consists in the...
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The area involved, from the Mesopotamian valley and the eastern Anatolian or Caucasian mountains to the Tarim basin in western China or the rich valleys of northern India, is vast and diverse in climate, range of architectural activities, and innovative trends...
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For reasons provided in the Prologue to Part II of this volume, the presentation of the medieval arts in central Islamic lands has been divided into two sections.
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The most important religious monuments of the area in medieval times are closely related to the creation of new cities, especially in the western part of North Africa more or less corresponding to modern Morocco and central or western Algeria, and to the growth of older cities in al-Andalus, Muslim Spain...
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~~One of the striking features of the medieval Islamic civilization surveyed in this book is that during its formative as well as its more mature phase it incorporated, without destroying, many different cultures which continued to maintain their religious and social practices together with their art and material culture. Another...
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~Compiling an appropriate bibliography for this volume turned out to be a particularly onerous task. For individual media and major periods the Grove Dictionary of Art, probably available in most academic institutions, provides generally good – and at times remarkably complete – bibliographies up to 1995. The notes to our chapters contain...
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