Map of Masjed-e-Jomeh There is some confusion as to whether this gallery is the winter gallery referred to in the inscription of the doorway. The low sprung vaults which are said to be based on the tents of the mongols are unparalleled anywhere else in Timurid architecture. Each of the eighteen vaults which make up the gallery was formerly lit through an alabaster panel let into the centre of the arch, although this faint illumination has now been replaced by chandeliers and central heating has also been put in.

The inscriptions in this part of the mosque are of Safavid origin, and the plaster on the vaults was also added later.


Last Updated December 29, 1998