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Nasir al Molk Mosque:Nasir al Molk was one of the noblemen of Shiraz in the Qajar period. This mosque is one of the monuments remained from this benefactor and is located in a quarter known as Gowd-e Araban in Lotfali Khan Zand Street.This mosque is famous due to its muqarnases and tile works. There are lots of similarities between this mosque and Vakil Mosque, especially in tile works and the use of stone columns. Beautiful colored tile works with pictures of flowers and Koran verses on have decorated most part of this mosque. The thulth scripts of the inscriptions have doubled the beauty of these decorations.There are tile worked false arches and inscriptions around the courtyard of the mosque. Of the interesting things in this building is the false arch with an inscription in thulth script, which is located towards the kiblah. Also the magnificent tiles on the ceiling and on the body of the columns, and the ceiling muqarnases dazzle every visitor. Twelve solid stone columns with spiral lines form the western prayer-hall of the mosque. There are also superb colored tile works in this prayer-hall which can be counted as one of the art masterpieces. In the northern corridor of the mosque two names are written, Kamtarin Mohammed Hassan and Mohammed Reza Kashi Paz Shirazi, who were the architects of the mosque. The date 1239-1305 A.H. is mentioned in this prayer-hall as the constructing date.This mosque was registered as one of the Iran national works in 1955.

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