This paper is an investigation into the western extent of a regional school of funerary architecture that developed in the Ildegüzid ruled lands of north-west Iran in the sixth/twelfth century. The formal, decorative, and epigraphic elements of two octagonal tombs, the Yūsuf ibn Kuthayyir tomb in Nakhchivān (Azerbaijan) and the Mengücek Ghazi tomb in Kemah (Turkey) are examined in detail. By comparing these two buildings and demonstrating the similarities and differences, elements of the dynamic nature of architectural development in Anatolia in the late sixth/twelfth century may be better understood.
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2015|