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Abū al-Ḥasan Miʿmār
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Abū al-Ḥasan Miʿmār, Ḥājjī Abū al-Ḥasan Miʿmār-Bāshī Iṣfahānī, known as Ṣanīʿ al-Mulk (ca. 1245–1305/1829–1888), was one of the architects who worked under Muḥammad Ḥasan Khān Iʿtimād al-Salṭana on the Imperial palaces and gardens in Tehran from about the year 1291/1874 (Iʿtimād al-Salṭana, Rūznāmah, 632). Because of his talent, and his superb work on the design and construction of some remarkable edifices, Abū al-Ḥasan caught the attention of Nāṣir al-Dīn Shāh.

Some of the Imperial palaces in Tehran, including Tālār-i Salām, Tālār-i Āyīnah, and also the halls and ḥawḍ-khānahs (ro…

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Dhoka', Yahya and Translated by Maryam Rezaee, “Abū al-Ḥasan Miʿmār”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0152>
First published online: 2015

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