Hadim Ibrahim Pasha Mosque
|Hadim Ibrahim Pasha Mosque|
|Dome dia. (inner)||12 m|
The mosque is in the form of a domed cube with an attached portico. The main dome has a diameter of 12 metres (39 feet) and is supported by eight internal buttresses. There are three tiers of windows. The five small domes of the portico are supported by arches with marble columns. The stone minaret, on the southwest end of the portico, was rebuilt in 1763-64. The mosque is similar in design to the earlier Bali Pasha Mosque in the Yenibahçe district of Istanbul which was completed in 1504-05.
The mosque is decorated with a number of panels in coloured Iznik tiles. Under the portico on the north façade are three lunette panels and two roundels. The underglaze painted tiled panels have white thuluth lettering reserved on a dark cobalt blue background. Between the letters are flowers in purple and turquoise. Above the mihrab is a larger lunette panel painted in cobalt blue, turquoise and dark olive green. The purple colouring is characteristic of the 'Damascus' style of Iznik pottery but is unusual on tiles. The panels help establish the chronology of the different styles adopted by the Iznik potters.
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