Esfahan Jame’ (Jomeh) Mosque, EsfahanEsfahan Jame' (Jomeh) Mosque, Esfahan
Esfahan Jame’ (Jomeh) Mosque, Esfahan
The same is an aggregate of structures and works of art of the post-Islamic period in Iran. Interesting aspects of this mosque are:
Small platforms to the right of the entrance corridor, along with circular pillars and beautiful plaster work. These are the remnants of the Deylamite period dating to the fourth century A.H.
The Khajeh Nezam-ol-Molk Dome, (minister during the reign of Malek Shah Saljuqi). The same was constructed in the years 465-485 A.H. The forty pillars in the western sector of this dome were added to the mosque during the reign of Shah Abbas I.
The forty pillars on the left of the entrance corridor, are relics from the Al-e-Mozaffar dynasty.
The southern porch of this mosque was constructed in the 6th century A.H., but its exterior and interior works of art are of the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th centuries A.H. The two minarets of this porch were additions made during the rule of Hassan Bek Turkoman and ‘Abu Nasr Hassan Abadar was responsible for repairs in this mosque.
The tile work adornments surrounding the courtyard are remnants of the Hassan Bek Turkoman period.
The eastern porch with its elegant plasterwork is of the Saljuqi period.
The Omar platform to the east of this porch is a relic of the Qobt-ud-Din Mahmood of the Al-e-Mozaffar dynasty.
The western porch of the mosque along with its tile work is a remnant of the 6th century A.H. This was repaired and re-decorated during the reign of Shah Soltan Hossain Safavid.
The northern porch of the mosque, reputedly known as the Dervish platform is of the 6th century and its inscriptions of gypsum are relics of the Shah Soleiman Safavid period. Besides which its pillars are worth observing.
Another aspect of this mosque is its dome, constructed in the year 481 A.H.
The central pool of the mosque was constructed during the reign of Shah Mohammad Khodabandeh Safavid.
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