Photographer's Note

The Jame Mosque (Friday Mosque) is a mosque in Yazd, Yazd Province of Iran.

The 12th century mosque is still in use today. It was first built under Ala'oddoleh Garshasb of the Al-e Bouyeh dynasty. The mosque was largely rebuilt between 1324CE and 1365CE, and is one of the outstanding 14th century buildings of Iran.

The mosque is a fine specimen of the Azari style of Persian architecture.

The mosque is crowned by a pair of minarets, the highest in Persia, and the portal's facade is decorated from top to bottom in dazzling tile work, predominantly blue in colour. Within is a long arcaded courtyard where, behind a deep-set south-east iwan, is a sanctuary chamber (shabestan). This chamber, under a squat tiled dome, is exquisitely decorated with faience mosaic: its tall faience Mihrab, dated 1365CE, is one of the finest of its kind in existence.

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Additional Photos by Mohammad Reza Tavajjoh (mammad) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 19 N: 484] (3572)
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