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Wazir Khan Mosque. Lahore, Pakistan.

Wazir Khan Mosque. Lahore, Pakistan.

radioactivesamosa:  Frescos in the Wazir Khan Mosque, old Walled City of Lahore (by ||| Tammie)

radioactivesamosa: Frescos in the Wazir Khan Mosque, old Walled City of Lahore (by ||| Tammie)

The Wazir Khan Mosque  in Lahore, Pakistan, is famous for its extensive tile work and frescos. It was built in seven years, starting around 1634–1635 AD, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, by Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, a native of Chiniot, who rose to be the court physician to Shah Jahan and the governor of Lahore.

The Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, is famous for its extensive tile work and frescos. It was built in seven years, starting around 1634–1635 AD, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, by Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, a native of Chiniot, who rose to be the court physician to Shah Jahan and the governor of Lahore.

Mughal Muslim Architecture - Mosque You can see how beautiful it is by the details, and how hard the artist and workers must have worked on this. The domes come from greek and roman cultures and this shows cultural diffusion.

Mughal Muslim Architecture - Mosque You can see how beautiful it is by the details, and how hard the artist and workers must have worked on this. The domes come from greek and roman cultures and this shows cultural diffusion.

Exuberance of decoration and attention to detail is evident. (Bhong Mosque, Rahimyar Khan, Pakistan

Exuberance of decoration and attention to detail is evident. (Bhong Mosque, Rahimyar Khan, Pakistan

The Vakil Mosque (Persian: مسجد وکیل ‎ - Masjed-e Vakil), Shiraz, Iran is a beautiful mosque built in mid 18th century by Karim Khan, Regent (Vakil)  and the founder of Zand Dynasty. The entrance gates as well as the interior of the mosque are decorated with coloured tiles in beautiful floral patterns.

The Vakil Mosque (Persian: مسجد وکیل ‎ - Masjed-e Vakil), Shiraz, Iran is a beautiful mosque built in mid 18th century by Karim Khan, Regent (Vakil) and the founder of Zand Dynasty. The entrance gates as well as the interior of the mosque are decorated with coloured tiles in beautiful floral patterns.

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