Fig 4: MIRROR COMPOSITION IN THE SHAPE OF A MOSQUE; Turkey; First third of 2oth century. The composition dedicated to praising ‘Ali is a popular theme in the pictorial art o f the Bektashi dervishes whose traditional Sufi order established itself in Anatolia in the 14th- 15th centuries and spread from there to the Balkans, Egypt and Iran.
"A prayer niche from Iran, decorated with tiles in rich shades of blue and turquoise". The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Islamic art galleries are truly amazing. I miss not being able to visit The Met more often.