Zanjan

Mullah Hassan Kashi Mausoleum

Located 2.5 kilometers south of the city of Soltaniyeh, Mullah Hassan Kashi Mausoleum is an octagonal structure with a beautiful dome that sits on a square dome chamber. Inscriptions in the mausoleum suggest it was built towards the end of the rule of Safavid King Shah Tahmasp (1514-1576). This double-shell dome has tilework decorations, geometrical motifs and Kufic inscriptions. Brick and turquoise have been used to create parallel line decorations on the dome. The stucco Muqarnas (ornamented vaulting) decorations inside the structure were added during the reign of Fath-Ali Shah Qajar (1772–1834). The underdome has Nastaleeq inscriptions and documents the names of its Qajar era renovators and architects. The mausoleum was previously enclosed by a stone wall.

Mullah Hassan Kashi Mausoleum

The facade of this structure is octagonal, but internally it is square in shape. It has porticos on four sides on the ground floor, leading to elaborate halls connected to each other. Smaller porticos, are connected to the larger ones on the ground floor by stair cases. The dome is supported by nucleus axis in the center. Internally this mausoleum has been artistically finished in the way of arched or vaulted plaster, (relating to the Qajar era during the reign of Fathali Shah).

On the two sides of the entrance, are quarters for sentries and door keepers. The walls of the chambers have been embossed with such sacred words and phrases such as Allah, Mohammad, Ali, in the Kific script and on the fringes are the words ‘La Ellaha Elallah’.

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