Malaysia / Architecture

 Zahir Masjid

Name of artwork : Common name
Zahir Masjid
Name of place : Common name
Zahir Masjid
Country
Malaysia
State
Kedah
Province/City
Alor Setar
Location
-
latitude/longitude
6.120136, 100.3654829
Type of artwork
Architecture
History of production
Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah, was called as Saiburi in Thai. After the Siamese rule, Alor Setar was under the British colonization and Masjid Zahir was constructed during this period.
Art
Stylistically, Masjid Zahir is the combination between several Islamic schools of architecture. The main dome is of Indian Mughal affiliation being noticeable from the flower on the top of the dome. However, the multi-foils arches and the thin columns are the characters of Moorish influence. The combination of the Mughal and the Moorish influence is the characteristic of Islamic architecture in British colonization period of Malaysian art.
Period
British Colonization Period 
Age
19th-20th Century A.D.
Religion
Islam 
Type of License
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)
Rights
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
Language
English
Date of Create
February 2015
Record creator
Chedha Tingsanchali