[Golestan, Le Salon et Fete de l’equinode, Teheran, Iran (le Pavillion du Trone)]

  • Creator: Luigi Pesce 1818–1891
  • Year: 1840s-1860s
  • Location: Tehran, Iran

Takht-e Marmar (Persian:تخت مرمر ) is a 250-year-old royal throne in Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran. The throne was built from 1747 to 1751. The spectacular terrace, was built in 1806 by the order of Fath Ali Shah of the Qajar dynasty (r. 1797–1834). Adorned by paintings, marble-carvings, tile-work, stucco, mirrors, enamel, woodcarvings, and lattice windows, the throne embodies the finest of Iranian architecture and is one of the oldest buildings of the historic arg. Coronations of the Qajar kings and formal court ceremonies were held on this terrace.

This photograph indicates that it was taken during an equinox celebration, likely either Nowruz (Persian: نوروز‎, also: Iranian New Year) or Mehregān (Persian: مهرگان‎ or Jašn-e Mehr جشن مهر Mithra Festival), which celebrate the vernal and autumnal equinoxes, respectively.

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[Golestan, Le Salon et Fete de l’equinode, Teheran, Iran (le Pavillion du Trone)] is available in the public domain via Creative Commons No Copyright .

"[Golestan, Le Salon et Fete de l'equinode, Teheran, Iran (le Pavillion du Trone)]" by Luigi Pesce is licensed under CC-CC0 1.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/CC0/1.0/. | Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art

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