Imamzade Shah Hussein
Varamin, Iran
As it stands, this tomb complex incorporates a walled courtyard leading to a prayer hall with mihrab, which in turn accesses a tomb tower beyond. The structures leading to the tower are modern; the mihrab however dates from a period contemporary to the tower.
The tower is octagonal on the exterior, circular on the interior. The roof is missing; a modern dome caps the interior. The mihrab is coated in white plaster, inset with glazed and unglazed terracotta.

Source:

Donald N. Wilber, The Architecture of Islamic Iran, New York: Greenwood Press, 1969, p.177-178
Location
Varamin, Iran
Events
c. 1330
Style Periods
1256-1353
Variant Names
Imamzade Shah Hussein
Shazada Husein
Variant
Building Usages
tomb
funerary
shrine
religious