Niavaran hosts exhibition on mosques

IRNA – In commemoration of the World Mosque Day (August 21), a collection of artworks from the Niavaran Cultural-Historical Complex are on display in an exhibition titled ‘Mosque, Ornate for Art and Architecture’ at the museum.
Among the works on view is a painting by Ja’far Petgar, created using oil painting technique, depicting Imam Mosque of Isfahan.
The exhibition also features engravings portraying the Dome of Soltaniyeh, a series of dome installations representing mosques such as the Jama Masjid Agra and Mumbai’s Jama Masjid, presented as a gift to Pahlavi II by the Armenian-Indian community, the seashell-made Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Jama Masjid in Hyderabad.   
Decorative boxes with the Taj Mahal motif, an image of the kaaba, a collection of photographs of Mosque of Suleyman Pasha in Egypt, and Iranian mosque images including the Blue Mosque in Tabriz and Imam Mosque in Isfahan, taken from Pascal Coste’s travel book to Iran, are also on display.
The exhibition is open to visitors from August 22 to September 1.

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