The Shah Mosque - Isfahan, Iran - Shia Islam
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The Shah Mosque - Isfahan, Iran
- Shia Islam
The Shah Mosque (Persian: مسجد شاه),
also known as New Abbasi Mosque
(Masjed-e Jadid-e Abbasi), Royal
Mosque, or Imam Mosque after the
Iranian Revolution,is a mosque in
Isfahan, Iran, standing in south side
of Naghsh-e Jahan Square.
It was built during the Safavid dynasty,
ordered by Abbas I of Persia.
It is regarded as one of the masterpieces
of Persian architecture in the Islamic
era. The Royal Mosque is registered,
along with the Naghsh-e Jahan Square,
as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Its construction began in 1611, and
its splendour is mainly due to the beauty
of its seven-colour mosaic tiles
and calligraphic inscriptions.
The mosque is depicted on the reverse
of the Iranian 20,000 rials banknote.
The mosque is covered with mosaics.
These mosaics adorn the walls with
their seven colors, predominant of which
is the turquoise blue colored tile.
The dome roofing is one of the largest
domes within the city, measuring up
to 52 meters. This is a two-layered
dome, with the inner cover separated
from the outer one by 12 meters. Iwans,
or vaulted spaces, are often seen in
places such as this. However, the format
used in the construction used a four-iwan
format making this place more
distinguished and important than
other exterior ones. Though portals
are usually cast in shadows, people
passing through the portals to the
mosque will see that the portals bask
in a blue glow. Entering the holy place,
one is greeted by fresco-clad doors.
The doors are covered with layers
of gold and silver. It is covered with
calligraphy about God and
Shah Abbas I. Inscriptions can also
be seen in the tiles of the entrance,
white against an ultramarine background.