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Mihrab (Prayer Niche). Iran, 14th Century.

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This prayer niche, or mihrab, was originally set into the qibla wall of a theological school in Isfahan, now known as the Madrasa Imami, built just after the collapse of the Ilkhanid dynasty. The mihrab was created by joining a myriad of cut glazed tiles to produce its intricate arabesque and calligraphic designs. The result is one of the earliest and finest examples of mosaic tilework. 

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund (39.20) / (CC0 1.0)

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Artistic Response
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Public Domain