The variety of the museums of this complex has always attracted great numbers of visitors. The four-story museum building consists of a great collection of valuable and rare works of art.
The lower level includes the treasury of stamps and bank notes; the ground floor contains the treasury of oysters and clams and the treasury of visual arts and the second floor contains the treasury of clocks and astronomy, the treasury of weapons and the treasury of utensils. Glorious Qur’an and Exquisites Treasury: The most singular exquisite manuscripts of this museum are precious manuscripts of the Glorious Qur'an.5 Qurans are said to have been written by Imam Ali (as), Imam Hassan (as), Imam Hussain (as), Imam Sajjad (as) and Imam Reza (as).
These Qurans were written in kufi script on leather, and are sorted by the Date of creation, therefore one can see the evolution of the script through these eras. Supreme Leader’s Gifts Treasury: The ground floor of the Glorious Qur’an and Exquisites Treasury is assigned to displaying the gifts donated by the Supreme Leader; from among 1400 gifts preserved in this treasury, 222 samples have been put on show.
This treasury ...see more contains a collection of precious objects including the artistic works of calligraphy and gilding (Tazhib), painting, Carpet, glass work, wood muarraq, shell muarraq, needle work, chinaware, crystal, silver, Marquette, medals, etc, granted to the Supreme Leader by the national and foreign figures over years. Carpet Specialized Museum: This treasury has precious carpets from past centuries woven specially for the holy shrine of Imam Reza (peace be upon him) Currently this treasury contains more than 100 carpets and rugs which are considered to be great works.
Their histories range from the Safavid era to the contemporary era. Ustad Farshchian Hall: Ustad Farshchian’s works are mainly acrylic over acid-free cardboard.
With enduring attempt and creating amazing works and inventing a modern style in Iranian painting, Ustad Farshchian has put on show his works in 57 individual and 86 group exhibitions in Iran, Europe, Asian and American countries in the museums and reputable collections across the world. During 20 recent years, Ustad Farshchian has donated 13 tableaus of his works to the Astan Quds Razavi’s Museum. Mashhad History Treasury: In this treasury, a collection of 182 objects related to the history of Mashhad, especially the history of its holy places is on display in 25 booths. The Museum of Clocks and Astronomy This treasury contains 10 stalls among which 7 are designated to the astronomy section and 3 to the clock section.
Most of the objects in this treasury are the endowments of the late Dr. Sayyed Jalal al-Din Tehrani including a peerless collection of different kinds of telescopes, globes, theodolite cameras (compass), sextants, octants, cadrans (measurement device of vertical angles), different models of the earth movement, marine astrology devices, etc,.
Some other notable objects in the treasury are precious astrolabes of 12th and 13th centuries A.H. The Museum of Weaponry: This treasury is a collection of melee weapons and firearms.
The oldest weapon in this treasury is a crimson glassy arch belonging to the Safavid period Medals Treasury: The medals treasury was established in the September of 1999 with a collection of medals, cups and awards donated by sports champions and the scientific elite To the Astan-Quds-Razavi Museum.
Currently there are 154 medals, cups and other awards on display in this treasury. The Museum of Paintings It contains 30 paintings in different styles from prominent Iranian and European artists. The Museum of Sea Life: This treasury with its collection of 508 specimens of the world's most amazing sea creatures, draws the attention of many visitors.
This museum also has a collection of 1282 oysters and sea snails. The Museum of Pottery and Utensils: This museum contains 158 objects from different historical eras. Museum of Post Stamps and Bank Notes: This section of the museum has an area of 500 square meters and contains a collection of several thousand Iranian and foreign post stamps. The oldest Iranian post stamp in this collection dates back to 1830.
The bank notes on display are from the Qajar, Pahlavi and Islamic Republic eras. References:
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