Manar-i Bagh-i Qush
Isfahan, Iran
A minaret atop a portal fragment is the only remaining piece of a larger structure whose remains, much more extensive at the time, were documented by Flandin in the first half of the nineteenth century. This minaret was most probably one of a pair on the monumental portal of a mosque or madrasa. Traces of the iwan entrance and a stairwell are in evidence. The north face of the portal fragment is decorated with large geometric kufic letters in blue glazed brick on a background of uncolored fired brick.

Faience decoration on the minaret dates construction to 1330-50.

Sources:

E. Flandin, Relation du Voyage, Paris 1851

Donald N. Wilber, The Architecture of Islamic Iran, (New York: Greenwood Press, 1969) 182
Location
Isfahan, Iran
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Associated Names
Events
1330-50/730-50 AH
Style Periods
1256-1353
Dimensions
38 meters tall
Variant Names
Manar-i Bagh-i Qush
Bagh-i Qush Minaret
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Minar-i Bagh-i Qush
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Bagh-e Qush Minaret
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Bagootch-Khana Minaret
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Building Usages
minaret
religious
Materials/Techniques
brick
adobe
Keywords
minarets
decoration and ornament