Mihrimah Sultan Mosque (Üsküdar)

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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque
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Religion
AffiliationSunni Islam
Location
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Mihrimah Sultan Mosque (Üsküdar) is located in Istanbul
Mihrimah Sultan Mosque (Üsküdar)
Shown within Istanbul
Geographic coordinates41°01′36″N 29°00′58″E / 41.02667°N 29.01611°E / 41.02667; 29.01611Coordinates: 41°01′36″N 29°00′58″E / 41.02667°N 29.01611°E / 41.02667; 29.01611
Architecture
Architect(s)Mimar Sinan
TypeMosque
Groundbreakingc. 1543-44
Completed1548
Specifications
Dome height (outer)24.2 m (79 ft)
Dome dia. (outer)11.4 m (37 ft)
Minaret(s)2
Materialsashlar
Cross section and plan, Cornelius Gurlitt, 1912

The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque (Iskele Mosque, Jetty Mosque, Üsküdar Quay Mosque, Turkish: Mihrimah Sultan Camii, İskele Camii) is a 16th century Ottoman mosque located in the historic center of the Üsküdar district of Istanbul, Turkey. The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque is one of Üsküdar's best-known landmarks and takes its nicknames from the ferry landing near which it stands.

History[edit]

The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque in Üsküdar has the smaller dome and is the earlier of the two Friday mosques in Istanbul commissioned by Mihrimah Sultan, daughter of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and wife of Grand Vizier Rüstem Pasha. It was designed by the imperial architect Mimar Sinan and built between 1543-44 and 1548.[1]

Architecture[edit]

It is a massive structure on a raised platform and already shows several hallmarks of Sinan's mature style[citation needed]: a spacious, high-vaulted basement, slender minarets, a single-domed baldacchino flanked by three semi-domes ending in three exedrae and a broad double portico.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Necipoğlu 2005, p. 301.

Sources[edit]

  • Necipoğlu, Gülru (2005). The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire. London: Reaktion Books. ISBN 978-1-86189-253-9.

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