Research Paper on the Mosque of Sheikh Lotfollah

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Research paper on the Mosque of Sheikh Lotfollah

  1. A brief history of the buildings origins: who was the client, and what were his motivations for building it?
  2. A detailed formal analysis of the building, both the exterior and any significant interior spaces. How was the building designed and put together?
  3. The nature, form and symbolic importance of the building's decorations and artwork. What is the buildings significance in context of its period in architectural history?
  4. Compare and contrast Mosque of Sheikh Lotfollah with Sultan Hasan Complex (1-2 pages)
  5. Include images which reference the body of text
  6. Appropriate footnotes wherever you include factual information you have gotten from a specific source
  7. A bibliography of all sources you have consulted. The bibliography should include at least 5 sources.
  8. Paper text should be 5-6 pages long (not including the images), double spaced

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Running head: MOSQUE OF SHEIKH LOTFOLLAH

Mosque of Sheikh Lotfollah
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MOSQUE OF SHEIKH LOTFOLLAH

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A brief history of the building's origins: who was the client, and what were his motivations for
building it?
The Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is one of the oldest mosque’s in Iran an also one of the best
architectural marvels in that region. It is situated on the Eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square,
Isfahan, Iran opposite the Royal Palace of Ali Qapu where to the north is the Isfahan Grand
Bazaar. Its construction commenced in 1603 and was completed in1619 and was built by the
chief architect Shaykh Bahai in the reign of Shah Abbas I of Persia era of the Safavid dynasty
(Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Iran). The purpose of the mosque was t offer a
private haven or act as a royal court. The naming of this mosque has changed over the decades
whereby at first it was known as Masjed-e qubbat-e ‘Azim which means the mosque with the
great dome. It then changed to quabbat masjed which means domed mosque. Its current name,
Sheikh Lofollah Mosque, was revealed from Munibb Ali Beg who was the Imperial Treasurer,
that ot was named after Sheikh Lotfollah who was among the first prayer leaders for the royal
court in the mosque (Jahanshahi, 2015). He was also the father in law of Shah Abbas, born in
Mess and was a member of the Imami. However, he did not take part in the construction of the
mosque rather he was requested by Shah Abbas to live in Iran during the Safavid era as one of
the polices of promoting Shi’ism in the country and other traditions. However, Sheikh Lotfollah
had previously lived in Mashed, a city which hosts the second holiest of the Shi’ite shrines;
Imam Reza. This was due to the political instability in the city. Also, he had lived in Qazvin and
Isfahan as well. During this time, he introduced Sheikh Baha Al-Din Mohammed Ameli who
was also known as Sheikh Bahai, a great mathematician at that time. Sheikh Bahai designed the
prominent sundial in the Royal Mosque and dedicated it to Shah Abbas. Sheikh Lotfollah later
died in 1622 (Iranian Review, 2010; Shahani, 2018).

MOSQUE OF SHEIKH LOTFOLLAH

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A detailed formal analysis of the building, both the exterior and any significant interior
spaces. How was the building designed and put together?
The Sheikh Lotfollah mosque is...

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Good stuff. Would use again.

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