Dome Chambers of Saljuq Mosques in Iran

A new architectural feature was introduced to the mosques of Iran under Saljuq rule (ca. 1038-1194 AD): The dome chamber crowning the space in front of the prayer niche; it subsequently became a constituting part of the architectural composition of the Iranian mosques. Commissioned by Prof. Dr. Lorenz Korn of the University of Bamberg, a row of dome chambers is examined by recurrent and similar criteria in order to establish a basis of comparable data. On this basis it is intended to determine possible technical, architectural and stylistic lines of evolution.
Work conducted:
Documentation, research, production of a catalogue, determination of possible technical, architectural and stylistic lines of evolution
Comissioned by:
Department of Islamic Art History and Archaeology of the University of Bamberg, Prof. Dr. Lorenz Korn