Imamzadah Baba Qasim
Isfahan, Iran
A mosaic faience inscription on the entrance portal states that 'these buildings' were completed in 741H. Built for the theologian Muhammad Baba al-Qasim al-Isfahani the shrine consists of a muqarnas-vault entrance portal leading into a small square tomb chamber (converted from an octagon in 1880) and a larger square chamber beyond. A polyhedral tent dome covers the larger tomb volume, hemispherical on the interior, decorated with a pattern of 'ribs'. The entrance portal and the interior are covered extensively with mosaic faience of a high quality.

Sources:

Arthur Upham Pope, "The Fourteenth Century," in A Survey of Persian Art. Ed. Arthur Upham Pope and Phyllis Ackerman, pp. 1052-1102. Tehran: Soroush Press, 1977.

Donald N. Wilber, The Architecture of Islamic Iran. New York: Greenwood Press, 1969. P. 182.
Location
Area southwest of intersection of Khiyaban-i Allamah Majlisi and Khiyaban-i Ibn Sina, Isfahan, Iran
Images & Videos
Associated Names
Events
1340-41/741 AH
Style Periods
Ilkhanid
1256-1353
Safavid
1501-1722
Variant Names
Imamzadah Baba Qasim
Variant
Imamzada Baba Qasim
Variant
Imamzadeh Baba Qasim
Variant
Emamzadeh Baba Qasem
Variant
Emamzadeh Baba Ghasem
Variant
Building Usages
mausoleum
funerary
Materials/Techniques
brick
adobe
tile
Keywords
tile
decoration and ornament
mausoleums
calligraphy
domes
Related Sites