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Kanuni Sultan Süleyman's Coat of Arms

The coat of arms, which is done by chasing on canvas ornamentation technique, is a rare example reflecting the techniques and ornamentation specifications of the era. Its neck and bottom parts consist of ribs and sides connected with carnet technique.  This work is approximately 1, 30x0, 98cm. ...

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Main Dome

Following the preliminary surveys on the dome’s surface, it was detected that there are cracks of different properties on the dome’s surface. Firstly the detailed survey and documentation of the cracks and the ornamentations around them were carried out.   In these areas, there is t...

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Panache (Pendentive’s Surface)

On Panache’s especially the ones with cementations and risen surfaces revealed 4 different periods of ornamentation drawings after very careful investigations. Two of these examples are  from the baroque era and other  two from the classical era. On the lowest layer the ornamentation...

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Mihrab and Minbar

Mihrab: The mihrab which raises between chine decorations was made as a single piece having two columns made with raised grooves on top of stalactite base covered with golden gilding. It has a plain structure. It was made by Yahya from Konya, by using best marbles and completed at the end of Apri...

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Courtyard

The courtyard of the mosque has an area of 19 acres, which separates the three sides from the neighboring buildings and gives a change for viewing the mosque from different angles. Evliya Celebi defines this courtyard as so wide to permit horse riding. Also defines the existence of trees like plane...

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Minarets

The mosque has four minarets that are designed in accordance with the gorgeousness of the building. These are divided into two groups as the “Mosque Minarets” and “Hareem Minarets” and also each one is again specified as left and right minarets. The style used in connection o...

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Tromps

The tromps that support the half domes are two in the southern side, and  3 in the northern side. Damage inspections and mapping works on the tromps revealed traces of cement plastering. Layer by layer periodical analysis was done along with detailed survey works. These periodical analysis reve...

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Façade Cleaning

The samples taken in order to find a solution against the dirt forming over time were tested in İstanbul Technical University Laboratories. After analysis it was shown that it would be more appropriate to use dry methods in surface cleaning. Sanding was done on Kufeki stone surfaces. This was done ...

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