Early Islamic Art. Islam means “Surrender to God “ Founded in Early Middle Ages. Mosque Features. Sahn : enclosed courtyard Quibla : prayer wall oriented toward Mecca Mihrab : niche set into the prayer wall Minbar : a pulpit from which the imam (teacher) leads the faithful. Muhammed.
Early Islamic Art
Islam means “Surrender to God “
Founded in Early Middle Ages
Earliest Sanctuary, Dome of the Rock
Great Mosque at Samarra
Arches that enabled the roof to
Cover the most floor space at the
The dome in front of the Mihrab
Mihrab was reserved for the Caliph.
Hall of the Two Sisters, Alhambra, 1354-1391, Granada, Spain.
Sinan, Mosque of Selim II, 1568-1575, Edirne, Turkey
Mosque dome of Selim II
Mosque of Suleyman by Sinan the
Tile work with calligraphy from a mosque in Tunisia
1602 -1616 ac
Translation of text woven into carpet:'Except for thy threshold, there is no refuge for me in all the world.Except for this door there is no resting-place for my head.The work of the slave of the portal, Maqsud Kashani.'
Oldest known carpet
2. Minarets are used to
3. The Dome of the Rock marks the site where
7. The highest calling for an Islamic artist is to be
8. The Mosque of Selim II was inspired by
9. The Alhambra was a
10. Arabesques are based on
This is an Islamic work of art. Where in the Islamic world does this painting come from? What characteristics place it within this culture?