Zoomorphic appearance sculpture is prohibited to islam (as also human appearance to art is prohibited to islam> at least for that period of 11th century), as also the motives that existed to islamic countries (to some plates etc) it is possible that have been made from local christians/no muslim artists or rarely from imported roman/byzantines or armenians. [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aniconism_in_Islam]Aniconism in Islam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
Double headed eagle, is not imported from Seljucks to Europe, as this exist before invade to Anatolia. [there also a needed research for Arsakides about it's use, and many results of aniconic muslim Seljucks 'official use' adoption from 1058 needed more research http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-headed_eagle ]
Seljucks adopted at most Iranian's artistic influence. To Asia Monor/Anatolia are known Seljuck monuments made by local Anatolian christian architects and for some specific the refer that worked christian builders/artists.
Stone slab with Double-Headed Eagle
from Beroe ([ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stara_Zagora]Stara Zagora - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]), 10th-11th century
Red schist 72.5 Í 110 cm. Natsionalen Arkheologicheski Muzeĭ, Sofia Inv. nr.B: 854.
Pseudo-saint Clément, Recognitiones
The Archangel Michael (killing a devil) and a monk, a two-headed eagle between the arches.This manuscript is from the time of Otto III, crowned emperor in 996 (†1002) .
Mont Saint-Michel (France) about 1000 A.D.v
Avranches, Bibliothèque Municipale ms. 50
The double-headed eagle is an international symbol and it was actually always present in human civilization.
As symbol preexisted also to [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycenaean_Greece]Mycenaean Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame] and to Hittites.
MYCENAEN GOLD NECKLACE FROM TEN PLATES IN FIGURE PAIR of opposite EAGLES SYMBOL probably of power.-
MYCENAE Burial TAFIKOS V GRAVE CIRCLE A 16th CENTURY BC NUMBER INV. 689 W NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS
As 'Temple of time' refer : The oldest double-headed eagle symbol can be found in the archaeological remains of the Hittite civilization.
Gökmedrese in Sivas (Sevastia)
Gökmedrese or Gök Medrese (literally: "Sky Madrasah" or "Blue Madrasah"), aka Sahibiye Medresesi, is a 13th-century medrese, an Islamic educational institution, in Sivas(Sevastia), Turkey. [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sivas]Sivas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
The medrese was commissioned by Sahip Ata Fahrettin Ali, a vizier and the de facto ruler of Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm after the death of Pervane in 1277.
Up to 1271, he was usually in good terms with Pervane. He commissioned many buildings in Anatolia.
Gökmedrese is one of the most imposing of all. The original name of the medrese is Sahibiye, referring to Sahip Ata. But it is usually known as Gökmedrese, because of the sky-blue tiles used at the building.
The medrese was constructed by then 78 year old architect of Armenian origin, named "Kaluyan of Konya" (Konya was the capital of Seljukids.) Originally, it was a two storey building. Gökmedrese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And a modern Miniature (a smaller size reconstruction) of Sivas (Sevastia) Gökmedrese from Miniatürk
Miniatürk or Turkey Miniature Park in Turkey mock-up of the various works exhibited in the 60000 metrekareyl is the world's largest miniature park area was established. Miniatürk, built on former parkland located on the shores of the Golden Horn, was opened to visitors on May 2, 2003. Miniatürk is designed as an open air museum. Park entrance is a little low. Input, a high platform provides an opportunity to observe the entire park from above. Right-entry platform with the help of a ramp from the twisty park is reached. Currently 105 works are on display in the park. These historic buildings and structures are collections selected from Turkey. Park's (based on the input) in the upper left is also mentioned in several buildings from around the world. Not standing today, Temple of Artemis Mausoleum of Halicarnassus that day as well as some structures were built according to a forecast.
Miniatürk is a miniature park situated at the north-eastern shore of the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. It was opened May 2, 2003. Miniatürk covers a total area of 60,000 m2. It is one of the World's Largest parks with miniature models of its 15.000 m2 area. Miniatürk has 40,000 m2 of open space, covered area of 3,500 m2, 2,000 m2 of pools and waterways, and a parking lot with a capacity of 500 vehicles.
The park contains 105 models done in 1/25th scale. 45 of the structures are from Istanbul, 45 are from Anatolia, and 15 are from the Ottoman territories that today lie outside of Turkey. Also featured are historic structures like the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum of Mausolus at Halicarnassus (now Bodrum). Additional space was reserved for potential future models. Panoramio - Photo of Sivas, Gök Medrese