:: Volume 8, Issue 28 (Autumn 2017) ::
تاریخ فرهنگ و تمدن اسلامی 2017, 8(28): 7-38 Back to browse issues page
The Inscriptions of the Schools in the Safavid Era as Symbolic Media of the Shiite Art A Case Study of Chahar Bagh School–Mosque in Isfahan
Mohiaddin Aqa Davoodi *1, Iman Zakariaee Kermani2
1- Shahed University, Tehran. , negareh.esf@gmail.com
2- Art University of Isfahan
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Chahar Bagh School –Mosque as a treasure trove of Islamic relic art has a special position. The present research attempts to explain the position of inscriptions of this building as symbolic media in order to answer this main question: “What are the most important symbolic messages reflected in the inscriptions of the Chahar Bagh school –mosque?”, and “how the messages are transmitted?” The present study is descriptive-analytical. The data are collected using field study and library resources and they are analyzed qualitatively. The results of this study indicated that the most important and common messages transmitted to the audience through this symbolic media of Shiite art, based on a systematic process, regarding the interaction of the Shiite religion, religious beliefs and religious politics in the Safavid era, include expression of virtue, succession (caliphate), imamate, and reference to the supreme personality of Imam Ali, praise and modeling of Imam Ali's personality as the basis of the belief in Shiite art and the basis of the religious policy.
Keywords: Shiite Art, Inscription, Chahar Bagh Shool-Mosque in Isfahan, Symbolic Function, Content Analysis.
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Received: 2017/05/2 | Accepted: 2017/11/1 | Published: 2018/02/19

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