Mohammad Ibrahim Zareyi; Hamid Amerian; Ahmad Nikgoftar
The ancient city of Isfarayen, known as “Bolqays” in literatures, is one of the most important and magnificent cities of Iran during the early Islamic ages. It is located ...
The ancient city of Isfarayen, known as “Bolqays” in literatures, is one of the most important and magnificent cities of Iran during the early Islamic ages. It is located in north eastern cultural part of Iran with remnants regarding to early Islamic centuries. This research considers the existence of ceramic filling furnaces, earthen tripods and hub stoves as an evidence of centrality of Bolqays among hundreds of villages in accordance with ancient literatures, following explaining and categorizing potteries in this cultural area and comparing them with other discovered potteries during the second century to forth Hijri century, by introducing one of the most important cultural material indicators in archeology, which according to these evidences describes that potteries are totally depended on figures. Thereby these potteries are not considered as imported materials in these areas. Other important result deducted about potteries available in these regions is the belief of artists and faith of artifice creators in monotheism thoughts, therefore the underlying unity of actions is actually considered as an explanation for unity of thoughts and monotheism faith which is originated from hearts and souls of handicrafts and it is reflected in figures.