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Muqarnas vaulting Darb-e-Imam Mosque

Muqarnas vaulting Darb-e-Imam Mosque

Isfahan

A 15th century shrine built by Jahan-Shah Qara-Qayunlu who also built the Blue Mosque in Tabriz. The northern portal, which was formerly the main entrance, has beautiful blue and turquoise tiled muqarnas with yellow and white calligraphy, geometric and floral patterns. At the door way is a tomb marker in the form of a stone lion with a man in its mouth. The lion always symbolized courage and this is supposed to symbolize the courage of the person whose grave it originally marked even while in the lion’s mouth.

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