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New light on ancient patterns ; Sophisticated Islamic geometric designs in Iran predate Western discovery by 500 years
[Chicago Final Edition]
Chicago Tribune - Chicago, Ill.
Subjects: Islamic culture; Studies; Art history; Geometry
Author: Manier, Jeremy
Date: Feb 23, 2007
Start Page: 12
Section: News
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[Peter Lu] began plowing through thousands of photos of Islamic artwork with the help of Gulru Necipoglu, a Harvard professor of Islamic art and architecture. Necipoglu had published a paper on the 15th Century Topkapi scroll from Iran, which contains ink drawings that served as stencils to make girih tiles.

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