Posted on 03/29/2008

Photo taken on June 10, 2007

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Musallah complex

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Ornaments inside the Musallah complex in Herat

Ornaments inside the Musallah complex in Herat
The interior of the portal iwan was faced with glazed lapis tiles and contained an inscription praising its patron, Gawhar Shad. Photographs taken by Oskar Ritter von Niedermayer and Alfred Foucher before the devastating 1932 earthquake show that each of the remaining four minarets had Arabic inscriptions carved in marble panels around their bases, in tile mosaic on two major bands, and on smaller tile panels decorating the lower shaft.

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