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‛Abdallah Khan

S. J. Vernoit and Jonathan M. Bloom.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Architecture; 19th-Century Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 521 words.

[‛Abdallāh Khān]

(fl c. 1810–50).

Persian painter and architect. Trained in the apprentice system in royal workships, he rose through the ranks and in 1839...

Absalon

John-Paul Stonard.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online December 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; 20th-Century Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa; Contemporary Art. 244 words.

[Eshel, Meir]

(b Tel Aviv, Dec 26, 1964; d Paris, Oct 10, 1993).

Israeli sculptor. He adopted the name Absalon on his arrival in Paris in the late 1980s. During his...

Abu Ghurab

Jaromir Malek.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 470 words.

Site of the ancient Egyptian sun temple of King Neuserre (reg c. 2416–c. 2392 bc), on the western bank of the Nile north-west of Abusir, almost opposite the southernmost...

Abu Mina

Peter Grossmann.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 944 words.

[Abū Mīnā]

Site of a Christian city and pilgrimage centre in the Maryūt Desert, c. 45 km south-west of Alexandria, Egypt. It grew up around the shrine of St Menas, who was...

Abu Simbel

R. G. Morkot.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 1359 words.

Site in Egypt, on the west bank of the Nile in Lower Nubia, 280 km south of Aswan. With the construction of the Aswan Dam in the early 1960s, the temple complex was one of a number of...

Abydos

John Baines.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 1958 words.

[anc. Egyp. Abdjw]

Egyptian site, c. 50 km south of Sohag, and necropolis of the ancient city of This (perhaps modern Girga), which was briefly the capital of the newly united...

Agam, Yaacov

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Professional Interior Design; Sculpture and Carving; Art of the Middle East and North Africa; 20th-Century Art. 2166 words.

Israeli, 20th century, male.

Active from 1951 also active in France.

Born 11 May 1928, in Rishon LeZiyyon.

Painter, sculptor. Wall decorations, monuments.

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Aght’amar

Lucy Der Manuelian.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 803 words.

Island on Lake Van in south-eastern Turkey. It is the site of the church of the Holy Cross (Sourb Khatch), which was built in ad 915–21 as the palatine church of the Ardsruni king Gagik (null...

Ahmed Dalgiç

Howard Crane.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 346 words.

[Dalgiç, Ahmet Aǧa]

(d Ulubad, Bandırma, Jan 1608).

Ottoman architect and worker in mother-of-pearl. He followed the typical career path of an artist at the Ottoman...

Akhmedov, Abdulla

A. V. Ikonnikov.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; 20th-Century Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 357 words.

(Ramazanovich)

(b Kurakr, Dagestan, Sept 15, 1929).

Turkmenian architect. He studied from 1948 to 1953 at the Azerbaijan Polytechnical Institute, Baku, with Mikael’...