Khachin-Turbatli Mausoleum

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Mausoleum in Khachin-Turbetli village
Xaçıntürbətli türbəsi
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LocationAgdam Rayon, Azerbaijan
TypeMausoleum
Completion date1314
Dedicated toKutlu ibn Musa

Mausoleum in Khachin-Turbetli village (Azerbaijani: Xaçıntürbətli türbəsi)– is a tomb-mausoleum of Katava Hoja the son of Musa (or Kutlu ibn Musa),[1] located not far from Khachin-Turbetli village of Agdam rayon of Azerbaijan and was built by ustad Shahbenzer, in 1314. The mausoleum is located 23 km to the northern part of Agdam and is considered a notable monument of memorial architecture of medieval Azerbaijan.[2]

That part of Agdam rayon, where the mausoleum is located, is controlled by the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and according to a resolution of the UN Security Council it is considered as occupied by Armenian forces.[3]

Architecture[edit]

Architecture and decoration of the mausoleum expand notions about interconnection of arts of “Muslim” and “Christian” oblasts of the Near East, South Caucasus and Anatolia. It has a dodecahedral body finished with a pyramidal marquee and stands on a not small three-laddered basement.

Internal area of the mausoleum consists of a cross-shaped burial vault and an upper cell. Stalactitical branches of the cross adjoin a multitier stalactitical arch of the cell. A mihrab, which surrounds a chain of small, ornamented rosettes, is located in a shell-like multifoil conch in the southern end arch of the mausoleum.

Strictness of the arch’s interior is underlined by filigree ligature of the ornament of the biggest rosette located opposite the entry. An Arabic ligature on aperture of the upper cell indicates a name of a buried man, construction date – the year 1314 – and a name of the architect – Shahbenzer. The mihrab and content of the ligature confirms that a “customer” was Muslim.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Вободжан Гафурович Гафуров. Институт востоковедения (Академия наук СССР). (1968). Центральная Азия в кушанскую эпоху: труды Международной конференции по истории, археологии и культуре Центральной Азии в кушанскую эпоху. Dushanbe.
  2. ^ Доклады, Выпуски 7-12. (1959). Академия наук Азербайджанской ССР. Издательство Академии наук Азербайджанской ССР. p. 15.
  3. ^ Резолюция СБ ООН № 853 от 29 июля 1993 года

Coordinates: 40°01′59″N 46°49′01″E / 40.032993°N 46.817041°E / 40.032993; 46.817041