SOLD - Lotfollah Shamsah Dome, Isfahan, 2017
Analytical drawing of Lotfollah Dome in Isfahan.
Radiant Shamsah pattern that adorns the Lotfallah dome was built during the Safavid Empire, 1619. The belly shaped cupola has 288 shamsahs plus the central rosette = 289 which is the Abjad value of Al Rahim (the Merciful) which also has root connections to the word ‘womb’, the mosque was used exclusively by females. ‘Lotf’ relates to ‘gentleness’.