[Golestan, The Peacock Throne, Teheran, Iran] (Takht-I Taous)

  • Creator: Luigi Pesce 1818–1891, فتحعلی شاه [Fat′h-Ali Shah Qajar 1772-1834]
  • Year: 1840s-1860s
  • Location: Tehran, Iran

Golestan Hall of which the name of the palace and the garden has been taken was a hall with four columns decorated with several mirrors. It also contained Takht-e Tavus (Peacock Throne) which was used in major festivals.

Also known as The Sun Throne (Persianتخت خورشید‎: Takht-e Khurshīd), the throne was constructed for Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Shah of Persia, in the early nineteenth century and was used as the coronation throne from then onwards. He took Tavous Khanum Taj ol-Doleh (whose name, in English, translates to “Lady Peacock”) as one of his consorts.  The marriage ceremony took place on the throne, and Tavous Khanum became his favourite wife. Due to her name, the throne later received the misnomer “Peacock Throne” (Persian: تخت طاووس, Takht-e Tāvūs). 

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[Golestan, The Peacock Throne, Teheran, Iran] (Takht-I Taous) is available in the public domain via Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication .

"[Golestan, The Peacock Throne, Teheran, Iran] (Takht-I Taous)" 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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