Decorative details of the Cupola, from ground level up, Pl. 17. from Les Mosques de Samarkand. Vol I: Mosque of Gour-Emir, pub. 1905 (print). From: Les Mosques de Samarkand. Vol I: Mosque of Gour-Emir, St Petersburg, by the Royal publisher 1905; Gur-e Amir; Guri Amir; detailed studies of Timurid mosque possibly completed as a guide for the design of the St. Petersburg Mosque, completed in 1910, and largely based on the mosque of Samaqand; ur-e Amir was the vast mausoleum of the Central-Asian ruler and founder of the Timurid dynasty (1307-1507) Timur/Tamerlane.