Essential Architecture-  Turkey

The Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrik

architect

 

location

Divrik (Divrigi)

date

1228-29

style

Islamic Ottoman Turkish

construction

 

type

Mosque
 
 
   
Established by the wife of Ahmet Shah, the Mengujukid ruler of the city, in 1228-29, the mosque manifests the new development of hypostyle mosques in Anatolia (the reduction of the court), and the fusion of several traditions in the nascent architectural vocabulary. Very complex, and sometimes chaotic, themes and modes of stone carving appear in the portals. This makes the entire structure a curious museum of the various Anatolian decorative styles of the period.

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