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Nasir ol Molk Mosque

Nasir ol Molk Mosque
Nasir al- mulk mosque, Shiraz.jpg
Inside view.
Basic information
Location Iran Shiraz, Iran
Municipality Shiraz County
Province Fars Province
Country Iran
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Iranian architecture
Completed 1888

The Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque (Persian: مسجد نصیر الملک‎‎ Masjed-e Nasir-ol-Molk), also known as the Pink Mosque, is a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran. It is located at the district of Gowad-e-Arabān, near Shāh Chérāgh Mosque.

The mosque includes extensive colored glass in its facade, and displays other traditional elements such as the Panj Kāse ("five concaved") design. It is named in popular culture as the Pink Mosque,[1] due to the usage of considerable pink color tiles for its interior design.[2]

History

The mosque was built during the Qajar era, and is still in use under protection by Endowment Foundation of Nasir ol Molk. It was built from 1876 to 1888, by the order of Mirzā Hasan Ali (Nasir ol Molk), a Qajar ruler.[3] The designers were Mohammad Hasan-e-Memār, an Iranian architect, and Mohammad Rezā Kāshi-Sāz-e-Širāzi.[4]

Maintenance

Restoration, protection, and maintenance of this monument is being continued by the Endowment Foundation of Nasir ol Molk. Colorful windows and doors handcrafted by carpenter master 'Hajj Mirza Ayat'

Gallery

See also

Media related to Nasirolmolk mosque at Wikimedia Commons

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