Mo’aven al-Molk, a distinctive Shia shrine

April 27, 2017

A ceramic tilework bearing historical themes embellishes an exterior wall of the Takieh Mo’aven al-Molk, a distinctive Shia shrine, in western Iranian city of Kermanshah, April 25, 2017. 

Completed in early 20th century, the Takieh  which is also a tourist destination boasts abundant tiles and stuccowork depicting a wide range of images, from Quranic scenes to pre-Islamic motifs including Shahnameh kings, edifices and local notables in 19th-century costumes.

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