Short Title

B41.001 Çifte Minare

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Creator

Denis Baly

Creation Date

1966

Description

001- A view of the Cifte Minare Medrese. The Cifte Minare Medrese was commissioned by an Ilkhaid-Mongol vizier Şemsettin Güveyni in 1271, after defeating the Seljuks. Only the monumental façade remains, which has a pair ('cifte') of minarets rising from its top. It was once a madrasa and included a double-storied courtyard within four iwans, in classical Ilkhanid style. The minarets are covered with banna'i work, in which plain bricks are combined with those with glazed ends to form a pattern. - SK

Geographic Reference

Sivas, Turkey

Keywords

Sivas, Turkey

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