Divriği Ulu Camii

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Fountains and pools, interior of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. The hospital is a two-story building with a central courtyard surrounded by porticoes, and designed as a hospital where cures included the soothing sound of flowing water from the fountains. In terms of architecture, pool is an element which relaxes patients psychologically and offers mental treatment with the sound produced by the movements of water in...
Hospital interior. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Together with the two lateral smaller Iwanen in the north and the south and the vestibule creates a cross-shaped ground plan. The semi-circular side wall of the fields are filled with Ostiwans formed from depressions fan shapes. Larger rooms in the outer corners and smaller on both sides of the Ivane complete on the long sides the plan. They are to enter through doors all of the...
Interior of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası).. Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. The small entrance door leads through a vestibule, from which extend two lateral side rooms, in an approximately 13 × 14.5 meters large hall, which is lit up like the mosque in the center through the window of a high tambour. According to the plan of a Persian four- Ivan - building is located opposite the entrance on the east side, a wide open space ( Ivan ) with a ribbed vault,...
Motif on hospital portal. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000.
Motif in the decoration of the hospital portal. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Both the geometric and the vegetal motifs in the decoration of the north portal of the mosque find their counterparts in the decoration of the hospital portal on the western façade. However, these elements are used far more sparingly on the hospital portal which is especially remarkable for the seemingly gothicizing profile of its grand projecting arch,...
Detail on portal of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000.
Portal detail of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000.
Foundation inscription of the hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. The three-line foundation inscription of the hospital is located just below the mullion window:  "The just queen, in need of God Almighty’s pardon, Turan Malik, daughter of the fortunate king Fakhr ad-din Bahramshah, ordered the building of this blessed house of healing, longing for God Almighty’s benevolence. May God accept it, Amen. In...
Detail from portal of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. A highly decorated mullion window above the entrance forms the visual focus of the entire composition. There are circular moldings, one representing the sun and one the moon.
Detail of hospital portal. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Hospital adjoining the mosque is the architecturally best planned, best designed, best constructed and best preserved example of a medieval Turkish hospital. These medieval hospitals were planned in accordance with the traditional madrasah plan. Some are roofed, other are open with central courtyards. These hospitals were run on quite different lines from modern hospitals.
Close-up view of hospital portal. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Not as densely decorated as the north portal of the mosque, the hospital portal nonetheless displays motifs executed in similarly high-relief carving. These include stylized vegetal motifs, large projecting medallions in crescent surrounds filled with star motifs as well as a pair of stylized plant forms surmounted by human heads (with their facial features mutilated...
View of portal of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. The portal consists of two slightly pointed arches, one set within the other, projecting from the wall of the hospital. Within the arches is a rectangular recess in which the centrally located door is surrounded by elaborate decoration in relief, over which there is a large rectangular window with a column in the middle of it. There are circular moldings with human figures...
View of portal of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. The portal dominates the western façade, as it rises to the full height of the hospital walls, which are taller than the walls of the adjoining mosque.
Detail of portal of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Two rows staggered mighty pointed arch over the side, made up of half-columns clustered piers generate the spatial depth of the hospital portal. The abutments are provided on flat plinths which extend from the wall surface to the front. In the inner arc, the vertical half-columns set up continued as Kantenwülste, the stripes in between are unadorned. In contrast, the outer...
View of Portal of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. The hospital is entered through its portal located on the western façade. Different in design from the north portal of the mosque, the hospital portal is framed by a monumental pointed arch and features a window in the center. The stone carving here is of the same quality as the main mosque portal but is less dense and appears, in certain places, to be unfinished. The...
Portal of hospital (Darussifa). Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. The hospital, situated next to the Great Mosque is, in itself, a masterpiece of stone carving. It shares a splendid unity with the Great Mosque. The hospital is a two-story building with a central courtyard surrounded by porticoes, and designed as a hospital where cures included the soothing sound of flowing water from the fountains.
Western façade of Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000.Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. This building complex was commissioned in the 13th century by Ahmet Shah and his wife Melike Turan of the Principality of Mengüçlü. Renowned for its monumental architecture and traditional stone carving decorations of Anatolia, this masterpiece, with its two-domed mosque, hospital and tomb, was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage...
Double-headed eagle motif on west portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. This building complex was commissioned in the 13th century by Ahmet Shah and his wife Melike Turan of the Principality of Mengüçlü. Renowned for its monumental architecture and traditional stone carving decorations of Anatolia, this masterpiece, with its two-domed mosque, hospital and tomb, was...
Detail from west portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. This building complex was commissioned in the 13th century by Ahmet Shah and his wife Melike Turan of the Principality of Mengüçlü. West portal, also called the 'Textile Portal', has vegetal decoration as well as geometric motifs and bird figures.
West portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. This building complex was commissioned in the 13th century by Ahmet Shah and his wife Melike Turan of the Principality of Mengüçlü. The western entrance to the mosque, by which one currently enters, is mostly rectangular with regular patterned relief. In the center is a small round arch set above a wider door.
Detail from north portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. The main entrance to the mosque is on the northern side and is marked by a tall portal which is celebrated for the quality and density of its high-relief stone carving. The north portal of the mosque has particularly imposing and extensively decorated disks.The protruding from the wall rectangular structure of the northern portal dominates the only the eaves and is...
Detail from north portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. The protruding from the wall rectangular structure of the northern portal dominates the only the eaves and is the dominant element of the overall facade design dar. The wreath of life used on the portal on the north facade is noteworthy, as it depicts an imaginary plant world that only existed in the imagination of...
Detail from north portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. The protruding from the wall rectangular structure of the northern portal dominates the only the eaves and is the dominant element of the overall facade design dar. Its contours and inner structure are geometric and partially dimensional dissolved kicking floral ornaments from the surface.
Detail from north portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. The main entrance to the mosque is on the northern side and is marked by a tall portal which is celebrated for the quality and density of its high-relief stone carving. The north portal of the mosque has particularly imposing and extensively decorated disks.The protruding from the wall rectangular structure of the northern portal dominates the only the eaves and is...
North portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. The main entrance to the mosque is on the northern side and is marked by a tall portal which is celebrated for the quality and density of its high-relief stone carving. The north portal of the mosque has particularly imposing and extensively decorated disks.
North portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. The protruding from the wall rectangular structure of the northern portal dominates the only the eaves and is the dominant element of the overall facade design dar. Its contours and inner structure are geometric and partially dimensional dissolved kicking floral ornaments from the surface.
North portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000.The exuberance of the high-relief carving on this portal is evident especially in the garland like arrangement of highly stylized vegetal motifs such as leafs,split palmettes, intersectings tems, and blossoms as well as large medallions in crescent surrounds which join each other to embellish the grand rectangular frame.
Hexagonal dome and minaret of Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. It is one of the best preserved and, in its design and realisation, one of the finest buildings of the Turkish middle ages. The interior, with its 25 openings with five naves running towards the qibla and five naves running perpendicular to this is the finest example of the Anatolian interpretation of the multi-columned Arab mosque typology.
General view of Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. This building complex was commissioned in the 13th century by Ahmet Shah and his wife Melike Turan of the Principality of Mengüçlü. Renowned for its monumental architecture and traditional stone carving decorations of Anatolia, this masterpiece, with its two-domed mosque, hospital and tomb, was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List...