Mehmed I

Style and period that coincided with the reign of Mehmed I, 1403-1421. During this period, the Yesil Cami or "Green" mosque was begun in 1412 to 1413, so named so its domes once covered in green tiles. The decoration on general was probably under the supervision of Ali bin Ilyas of Bursa, called Nakkas ("Designer"). The plan is an elaboration of that of Bayazid, although here the sanctury and the south pilgrim's rooms are domed.

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Refers to the style and period that coincided with the reign of Mehmed I, 1403-1421. During this period, the Yesil Cami or "Green" mosque was begun in 1412 to 1413, so named so its domes once covered in green tiles. The decoration on general was probably under the supervision of Ali bin Ilyas of Bursa, called Nakkas ("Designer"). The plan is an elaboration of that of Bayazid, although here the sanctury and the south pilgrim's rooms are domed. The north facade is decorated with rich moldings and an elaborate portal in marble. The nearby Tomb of Mehmed I, completed after his death in 1421, have an exterior of panels encased in blue tiles framed in stone.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021646. The J. Paul Getty Trust.