Imamzade Rabi'a Khatun
Ashtarjan, Iran
This square dome chamber shares many construction and decorative features with the nearby Friday mosque of Ashtarjan, including polychrome plaster and a small-sized mud brick used in the mosque's dome chamber. Construction of the two structures possibly commenced concurrently; inscriptions indicate that the shrine was completed seven years before the mosque, perhaps due to the extensive decorative program of the latter.

The interior walls, lined with a coat of white plaster, are articulated with eight shallow recesses filled with an applied plaster floral motif, capped by an area of painted details within the arch head.

A noteworthy stucco mihrab was removed from the tomb shrine to the Tehran Archeological Museum during a recent period of restoration work.

Source:

Donald N. Wilber, The Architecture of Islamic Iran, (New York: Greenwood Press, 1969).
Location
Ashtarjan, Iran
Events
1308
Variant Names
Imamzade Rabi'a Khatun
Imamzadeh Rabi'a Khatun
Variant
Imamzada Rabi'a Khatun
Variant
Building Usages
tomb
funerary
shrine
religious