Situated on the slopes of the Chehel Magham Mountain, close to the northern entrance of Shiraz, Tekyeh-ye Haft Tanan is one of the many interesting buildings built in Zand period, in an elevated and wooded area from where you can get a nice perspective of the city. This place which is also a stone museum, consists of an open-side hall whose ceiling is supported by two monolithic columns. On the upper recesses, five scenes are painted on plaster in oil color picturing a dervish, Prophet Moses, Sheikh San’an and the Christian girl, Prophet Abraham and a young ascetic which are masterpieces of Zand era. Also the walls and the ceiling are lavishly decorated with paintings of epic motifs, flowers and birds. Haft Tanan means «seven figures», referring to seven mystics that are buried in the surroundings of the edifice. In spring the citrus trees offer a pleasant smell of their blossoms while you take a walk in its beautiful green garden.
|Haft tanan Museum, Shiraz, Iran|