Eastern garden wall, کاخ گلستان‎, Kākh-e Golestān [Golestan Palace]

  • Year: circa 1953-1868
  • Location: Tehran, Iran

Eastern wall of the Golestan Palace complex (Persian: کاخ گلستان‎, Kākh-e Golestān) with arched niches decorated with polychrome tiles. This wall leads to the Imarate Shams-ol Imareh, located to the southern part of the east wall of Golestan garden.

The façade of Imarate Shams-ol Imareh is completely covered with multi-colored tiles of arabesques, floral patterns and lion and son motif. The materials used in this building mainly include adobe, thatch, brick, and lime mortar. Decorative elements are created using Stucco works, mirror works, tile woks, stone engravings, and painting on stones. Motifs employed are arabesque, lattice works, and Muqarnas. Imarate Shams-ol Imareh is unique in the Iranian architecture regarding its plan, facede, interior arrangement, mirror works, paintings, and the stucco work of its plinths, walls and ceilings.


Eastern garden wall, کاخ گلستان‎, Kākh-e Golestān [Golestan Palace] is available in the public domain via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported .

"Palacio de Golestán, Teherán, Irán," 2016. Photo: Diego Delso | Source: Wikimedia Commons

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