George potter (used with permission)
published on 30 January 2013
The Sarban ('Camel-driver') minaret at Isfahan (Jubareh area), Iran (1130-1155 CE).
The shafts are decorated with alternate bands of decorative brick and blue tile work in geometric patterns, and two girdles of stalactite ornament. The horizontal bands of square Kufic inscriptions with hexagonal, octagonal and lozenge shaped patterns. The embellished cornices are composed of tile work and elegant brick mouqarnas.
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