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The large winter prayer hall (shabestan) behind the soutivan is supported by a veritable forest of 48 monolithic pillars carved in spirals, each with a capital of acanthus leaves. Vakil mosque, Shiraz/Syrah.

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One of four drawings of Mughal architecture.

One of four drawings of Mughal architecture. Drawing Delhi, India (made) ca. 1840 (painted) Artist/Maker: Khan, Mazhar Ali (maker) unknown (maker) Painted in opaque watercolor on paper- This Company painting shows a view of the Jami Masjid in Delhi. This is India's largest mosque, designed by the architect of Shah Jahan and built between 1644 and 1656.

Aleppo's Khan el Saboun Post-card by C.Thevenes, 1900, of a window in Khan al-Saboun [the Soap Caravanserai], in the old city of Aleppo. The khan is famous for its beautiful Mamluk style geometric decorations as seen in its the facade, and the window. The khan was built by Azdamur bin Mazid, the Mamluk governor of Aleppo in late 15th. century.