Minaret Top, Ali Mosque, Isfahan

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Bruce Allardice (used with permission)
published on 29 January 2013
Minaret Top, Ali Mosque, Isfahan

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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permission), B. A. (. W. (2013, January 29). Minaret Top, Ali Mosque, Isfahan. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/1042/

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permission), Bruce A. (. W. "Minaret Top, Ali Mosque, Isfahan." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 29, 2013. https://www.ancient.eu/image/1042/.

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permission), Bruce A. (. W. "Minaret Top, Ali Mosque, Isfahan." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Jan 2013. Web. 18 Sep 2019.

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