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One of the most important Christian churches built in Safavid Iran, Vank Cathedral’s interior remains distinctly Christian yet includes ornamental details that would be similarly harmonious in a Muslim context. The kite-shaped shields that support its dome are structurally identical to those of the royal mosque built at the same time.
Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian is known for creating mirror mosaics and abstract, reverse-glass paintings inspired by Islamic and Persian patterns.
In this update, Grove Art publishes 4 revised articles, as well as 37 emendations across both dictionaries. Benezit begins commissioning under its new Editor in Chief, Dr. Valerie Cassel Oliver.
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