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Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Scope Note: Coordinates: Lat: 32 41 00 N degrees minutes Lat: 32.6833 decimal degrees Long: 051 41 00 E degrees minutes Long: 51.6833 decimal degrees

Note: A major city in west-central Îrān, Eşfahān became the capital of the region by Toghril Beg, the Turkish conqueror and founder of the Seljuq dynasty, in the mid-11th century. Although the city experienced much growth, only a few mosques and minarets survive from this period. After the fall of the dynasty, Eṣfahān declined, but was made capital again by Abbas I (reg 1588-1629), and entered its golden age, during the Safavid dynasty (1501-1732), when the city was rebuilt. During the early 18th century, the city was taken by the Afghans after a lengthy siege, and it went into decline until the mid-20th century, when Reza Shah Pahlavi commissioned reconstruction and restoration of many of the city's historical structures.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Georgia O'Keeffe at Friday Mosque, Esfahan, 1959

 Item — Box 7
Identifier: 2006.6.771
Scope and Content Note From the Collection: This collection contains over 1100 photographs, including copy prints, contact sheets, film, and Polaroids relating to the life and work of Georgia O'Keeffe. The collection includes photography by O'Keeffe that reflects her daily life and photography interests, as well as photography of O'Keeffe and her properties, artwork, and travel. A small portion of the collection relates to The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation and the catalogue raisonne. Copy prints in the collection are often by fine art...
Dates: 1959