10 April 2019 - 10:41
Stucco masterpiece in Hamedan

The most significant architectural monument in Hamedan is Alavian dome. It is registered in the list of national monuments on January 6, 1932, with the registration number of 94.

Iran (IMNA) - Initially, the Alavian family built a mosque during the Seljuk era, then it changed into a family tomb by adding a crypt. The structure had a dome which was designed with plaster but destroyed over time.

This cube-shaped monument is a wonderful example of Persian-Islamic architecture. It is similar to the red dome of Maragheh that was built in 542 A.H. The interior dimensions and decorations of this structure look like the building of Qazvin Heydarieh dome, constructed in the early 6th A.H century.

The square structured monument is entirely made of baked bricks. The remains of a nice inscription which was written with the Kufic script is visible on the outer walls and columns. The interior of the structure is decorated with stucco inscriptions as well, which is believed that they are added during the Illkhanid era.

There are four columns with 5.9 meters height and 2 meters diameter in four corners of the structure, which are like towers. Two arches in every corner are covered with beautiful designs and patterns. Beautiful decorations such as intertwining flowers and plants over the entrance attract the visitors' eyes. Several high skylights that are adjoined to the ceiling of the structure provide very good light quality.  

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