The text is rendered in thuluth script on a blue background. Diacritical marks are not regular, but that does not affect the overall legibility and the availability of the text to anyone entering the building. The background is decorated with a light blue Islimi design. The text starts above the basement of the main facade of the western pylon, goes up parallel to the previous one to the top of the monument and ends above the basement of the main facade of the eastern (left) pylon.
The text in the upper part of the pylon is lost. Other parts of the text have missing sections as well. The continuation of the text (its end, to be more precise) is preserved on the left pylon (see below). A. l. Kun's notebook contains this text written in pencil, apparently dictated by his assistant Mirza ‘Abdurahman. This text helped us restore some losses or doubtful parts.
How beautiful! This high building with a blue dome,
Its portal shines like a lamp.
Ink dropping from a reed pen turns into a text.
As if a golden speck drops from the Sun on the
Its inscriptions and patterns are like stars,
The curves of its dome is an example for the Sun's orbit.
The firmament now resembles a lamp thanks to
As if the Sun were... a tulip...
You can learn more about the topic in the book-album "Architectural epigraphy of Uzbekistan. Qashqadaryo, Shahrisabz" of the series "Architectural epigraphy of Uzbekistan".
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