photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Dick Osseman | all galleries >> Bursa pictures >> Muradiye complex with sultans' tombs > Bursa Shezade Mustafa Tomb
previous | next
Bursa Shezade Mustafa Tomb
17-DEC-2004

Bursa Shezade Mustafa Tomb

Sehzade Mustafa’s tomb contains several other members of the family, Ahmed (son of Bayezit II, died 1513) and Orhan (son of Sehzade Mustafa), as well as Mustafa’s mother Mahi Devran and a child. The Iznik tiles are of high quality.

The tomb was built on initiative of Şehzade (Prince) Selim (the future Selim II) in 1555, two years after the death of Prince Mustafa. It has an octogonal floor plan.
Above the tiled part, the walls are painted. This kind of work, called ‘kalem işi’ (= work of the pen/paintbrush), is inspired on the geometric or stylised ornamentations used by Ottoman calligraphers to illuminate books.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: Website of ‘lifeinbursa.com’.

Nikon D70
1/5s f/8.0 at 15.0mm full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
comment | share