Minaret, Ali Mosque, Isfahan

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by Bruce Allardice (used with permission)
published on 29 January 2013

The minaret of the Ali Mosque Manar, Isfahan, Iran (1118-1157 CE).
Erected during the reign of Seljuk sultan Sanjar (118-1157 CE). Decorated by two balconies. The shaft below the balconies embellished with interlocking stars in recess, altering to a diamond pattern at the top end, four bands of Kufic inscriptions, three of which are highlighted with glazed tiles.



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