Photographer's Note

Hi All,
This is the outher wall of The Rüstem Pasha Mosque (Rüstem Pasa Camii, 1560) in Istanbul's Eminönü district by the Golden Horn, is among the city's architectural gems—yet seen by few foreign visitors.

This is the first example of the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan building a mosque to an octagonal plan.

Although small, it is beautifully proportioned (as you can see in the photo to the right), and the interior is covered in some of the most exquisite Iznik faience (colored tiles) ever produced.

The tiles, made at the height of Iznik's supremacy, have a good deal of the famous red color that was the envy of other tilemakers (blue, yellow, white and green were easy colors to produce, but red was extraordinarily difficult.)

Iznik Ceramic

Iznik city is considered one of the greatest Islamic ceramics producing centres of the Ottoman era (16th - 17th century ) and both of "Roose and Dimashk" ceramics were related to Asia and used the same materials. In this department you can see hand painted Iznik ceramic jars, Iznik potteries.;Ceramics_Jars

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  • Copyright: Erbil Oguz (erbiloguz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 7 N: 51] (922)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-04-00
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-05-12 3:59
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