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Persianate Art and Architecture



The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (Art, History)
St. George

The impact of the Mongol conquest on Islamic art is examined in terms of the division of the Islamic world into eastern and western spheres of culture as well as the increased influence of Chinese arts. Characteristic of the later periods are the classic Persian miniature, elegance in architectural form, and glazed tile decoration, culminating in the spectacle of imperial art in India, Turkey, and Iran.