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The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (Persian: مسجد نصیر الملکMasjed-i Nasir al-Mulk), also known as the Pink Mosque (مسجد صورتی Masjed-i Surati), is a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran. It is located in Gawd-i Arabān quarter, near Shāh Chérāgh Mosque. It was built under the Qajar Persia.

The mosque includes extensive colored glass in its facade, and displays other traditional elements such as the Panj Kāse ("five concaved") design. It is named in popular culture as the Pink Mosque,[1] due to the usage of considerable pink color tiles for its interior design.[2]

History

The mosque was built during the Qajar era, and is still in use under protection by Endowment Foundation of Nasir ol Molk. It was built from 1876 to 1888, by the order of Mirzā Hasan Ali (Nasir ol Molk), a Qajar ruler.[3] The designers were Mohammad Hasan-e-Memār, an Iranian architect, and Mohammad Rezā Kāshi-Sāz-e-Širāzi.[4]

Maintenance

Restoration, protection, and maintenance of this monument is being continued by the Endowment Foundation of Nasir ol Molk. The colorful windows and doors are handcrafted by carpenter master Hajj Mirza Ayat.[citation needed]

Gallery

See also

Media related to Nasirolmolk mosque at Wikimedia Commons

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