?sa Bey Mosque

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The ?sabey Mosque (Template:Lang-tr), constructed in 1374–75, is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian beyliks. The mosque is situated on the skirts of the Ayaslu? Hills at Selçuk, ?zmir.

History

It was built by the architect ?aml? D?m??kl?o?lu Ali in honor of the Aydinid ?sa Bey. In the 19th century, it was also used as a caravanserai.

The mosque has two main entrances, to the east and to the west. The western wall has inscriptions and geometric shapes engraved. These walls are covered with marble, whereas the façades on the remaining sides are made of cut stone. It is built asymmetrically on a Template:Convert base. The rims of its domes, with diameters of Template:Convert and Template:Convert, are decorated with ?znik (Nicaea) tiles. Twelve round columns stand inside its courtyard encircled with porches. Its brick minaret is built on an octagonal base, and the upper part from the balcony is ruined. The mosque had another minaret on the west, which is totally destroyed now. The mihrab (niche or altar) was moved to another mosque, due to a door opened there. There is an octagonal Seljuk türbe made of stone and bricks, with a pyramid shaped roof, right next to the mosque.

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See also

  • Aydinid dynasty
  • Anatolian beyliks
  • Islamic architecture
  • Islamic art
  • List of mosques
  • Timeline of Islamic history

References

  • Bayrak, Orhan M. (1994). p. 407, Türkiye Tarihi Yerler Rehberi (expanded 3rd edition). ?nk?lâp Kitabevi. ISBN 975-10-0705-4.

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