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Click this to examine the inscription on the first crown

The decorative treatment is simple yet strikingly effective in the strong sunlight which bathes the great plain surrounding Isfahan. The minaret's exact date is unknown, however it is thought to be roughly contemporary with the Camel Drivers' Minaret (Monar-e-Sareban) in the north east of the city itself. The tone of the inscriptions on the latter would suggest that it was built towards the end of the Seljuk period and this would give a date for both towards the close of the 12th century CE.
Certainly both have a double crown and thus represent an advance on the single plain shaft with a window, typical examples of which can be seen at Barsian and at the Forty Virgins' minaret (Monar-e-Chehel Dokhtaran) in Isfahan.
The crowns on this are simpler than those of the Monar-e-Sareban and are simple platforms without the series of muqqarnas which decorate the ones in the city. The size and clarity of the turqoise lettering is however greater and it was clearly meant to be seen from some distance. The key-like patterns below both crowns are also designed to take advantage of the strong light.