The Minaret of Bukhara (Kalan) and the Minaret of Vabkent: New Knowledge About Their Stucco Décor
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- muqarnas ornamentation, the minaret of Bukhara, Kalyan, the minaret of Vabkent, stalactite cornice, Islamic stucco ornament, Islamic architecture in Central Asia
The Manar-i Kalan of Bukhara (1127) and the Minaret of Vabkent (1198–9) are well known in research literature, primarily for their brickwork décor. However, the stucco ornamentation that fills the stalactite cornice of their lanterns has not yet been studied seriously until now. This paper attempts to survey the history stalactite cornice décor in Central Asian minarets and muqarnas’ stucco ornamentation. Three types of the ornamental motifs were studied regionally to identify their variations and to offer their comparative, stylistic analysis. The said motifs were found to have been well developed in the Sassanid art and undergone certain changes of form in early Islamic art. We find a tradition of filling lanterns with stucco ornamentation to have already matured by the 12th century in Central Asia. The history of studies of those minarets’ architectural décor cannot be considered complete without this paper.
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TY - CONF AU - Guzel Zagirova PY - 2020 DA - 2020/09/07 TI - The Minaret of Bukhara (Kalan) and the Minaret of Vabkent: New Knowledge About Their Stucco Décor BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 158 EP - 165 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200907.029 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200907.029 ID - Zagirova2020 ER -