عنوان مقاله [English]
Chandelier is one of the illumination devices used as hanging from the ceiling. Unlike other illumination devices, which are used merely to illuminate the surrounding environment, chandeliers are rooted in religious beliefs and hence they are usually used in religious places. The present research aimed at studying the golden chandeliers of Qajar era kept in Museum of Hazrat Masoumeh (pbuh) Shrine in terms of aesthetics, structure, color, decoration and design. Why various ornate chandeliers have been used in the Museum is the research question of this study. Ali Asghar Daraie (1998), Nazeleh Rahmani (2001) and Mahnaz Shayestehfar (2002) studied mirror chandeliers in terms of function and illumination. In this study, however, several gold-inlaid chandeliers in Museum of Hazrat Masoumeh (pbuh) Shrine were studied in terms of aesthetic considerations.