The Alavian Dome

abfc515623432d59123c4d19fd1f3525

Brick facade of the historic Gonbad-e Alavian Tomb, Hamadan, Hamedan, Iran, Persia, Asia

861cce29-88f3-4e0c-8df9-37fc3fbf621f

Alavian Dome (Gonbad-e-Alavian) is a four sided interesting 12th century mausoleum belonging  to the late Sejluk period. On the exterior ,it resembles the Gonbad-e-Sorkh of Maragheh. Inside this Dervish Monastry, taken over by the powerful Alavi family ruling Hamedan for two centuries is decorated by the same type of gypsum moldings of Heydarieh Mosque of Qazvin.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s