Museum of Iran: Iran
Bastan Museum &
Islamic Period Museum
Tehran, 30th. Tir St; Imam Khomeini Ave.
Tel.: (+98-21) 670-2061 to 66
Type of Museum: Archeological
Type of Objects: Antiquities including pottery vessels, metal objects,
books, coins, ...
museum consists of two buildings. Bldg. No 1 has the entire pre-Islamic
works, Bldg. No.2 has post-Islamic works. This part was inaugurated at 1996 and
consists of 3 floors. The first floor is the meeting and temporary exhibition
hall. Works and objects of Islamic culture, Islam art in relation to
objective and periodic method are collected in the second and third floors.
objects selected for this large museum, are mostly selected out of excavation or
from prominent collections.
In designing this museum, instruments related to architecture of historical
buildings are presented, at the same time, to explain their actual position.
Central part of this large museum in a rectangular space
appropriated to the treasury of Qur'an belonging to the 10th to 14th
At surrounding of Quran Museum, at an adequate distance, 20th hand
written books such as scientific, literary and historical books are presented
with a periodical and subjective classification.
Painting And Calligraphy
On the lateral walls of the central space, one may see the valuable works of
miniature and calligraphy consisting, school of Shiraz, Isfahan, Harat, India
and Mongol as eternal works of calligraphy stars namely Mir Emad, Mohammad
Saleh, Mir Ali and Abdolmajid.
You may find various kind of astrolabe global and flat from 11th
century until the end of Qajar era, the most ancient astrolabe belonging to
1170, made by Mohammad Ben Hamed Isfahani.
Glass works and Medical Instruments
One may consider the climax of the art of glass blowing during the primary
centuries of Islam until Seljuk era.
tools and Lac, colored objects
of Clay and CeramicPavilion
of book selling
In this section one may see the evolution road of pottery
art and its ups and downs from the first centuries of Islam until the end of
Various fabrics of Islamic era such as silk, brocade and hand-woven such as
braid Knitting, quilted sewing.
Together with carpets and prayer rugs of epigraphic, prayer-niches, shawl and
medallion designed knitting, all works of 15 to 19 century AD.
Hall of metal
On the third floor of the museum, various works of Islamic era considering their
historical evolution, with due stress on architectural ornamentation are
presented. You will find coins of different periods, mentioning names of caliphs
and location of minting as most important historic documents.
This hall is also located on the upper floor of museum
where you may find miscellaneous books about pottery, architecture and craft for
sale. One may purchase poster, designs and brochures in this pavilion.