Mihrab from Isfahan (Iran)

This prayer niche once pointed students towards Mecca. Its blue and white patterns comprise verses from the Qur’an.

Mihrab (prayer niche), 1354–55 (A.H. 755), just after the Ilkhanid period, Isfahan, Iran, polychrome glazed tiles, 343.1 x 288.7 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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Cite this page as: Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Mihrab from Isfahan (Iran)," in Smarthistory, December 5, 2015, accessed May 18, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/mihrab-from-isfahan-iran/.