Takht-e Marmar
The Marble Throne is a 250 year old royal throne
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 in Tehran
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, Iran
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The throne was built from 1747 to 1751 for Fat'h Ali Shah Qajar
Fat'h Ali Shah Qajar
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. It was designed by Mirza Baba Shirazi Naqqash-Bashi and royal stonecutter
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 Ostad Mohammad Ibrahim Isfahani. It consists of 65 marble stone pieces from a mine in Yazd
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. The throne's supports are carved in the shape of men, women, fairies, and demons.

The Royal Balcony of the Marble Throne is said to be built during the reign of Karim Khan Zand but it has been changed several times during the Qajarperiod. The twin stone columns of the balcony were transferred to Tehran by the order of Agha Mohammad Khan from Shiraz
Shiraz, Iran
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