Nadar Divanbegi madrassa - pattern iwan
- chris cambré
Along the side of the pishtaq of the entrance gate calligraphic text is written in separate parts. These parts have got a frame with an interesting pattern. Between the different text sections a hexagon in placed, surrounded by equilateral triangles and in the surrounding frame they play a signifcant part. The geometric pattern on the frame is similar to the likewise pattern on the Kalon mosque. In both patterns the hexagons and triangles that separate the text fragments are surrounded by 9- and 6-pointed stars. But on the Nadar Divanbegi the hexagons are decorated by a floral pattern. See Kalon mosque for a detailed anylysis of this surrounding pattern.