Tomb of Oljeytu

Tomb of Oljeytu

Date ca. 1314

Movement Islamic

Located at Sultaniya, Iran

 

Much of Asia Minor was dominated by the Mongolians in the early thirteenth century. Oljeytu, an Il-Kahn that had converted to Islam, founded the city of Sultaniya and incorporated much of the surrounding tastes there. Here, his tomb incorporates a massive, green- tiled, pointed dome, and sits at the city center. Its interior is decorated with carved and painted stucco and tile.