Inscribed in lower center: Kyrenia
The mosque was built in Kyrenia in 1589-90 by the muhassil of Cyprus Ağa Cafer Paşa. Of ashlar masonry, it is also known as Aşaği Cami (the Lower Mosque). The mosque is built on high foundations rising from the ground which slopes down in two directions. The minaret’s cap is of the typical Turkish cover of grey-green lead. The inclusion of a number of figures walking towards the mosque asserts the longstanding popularity of a site venerated for centuries. It remains one of the holiest mosques in Cyprus and, since 1974, it contains the wooden sarcophagus, the staff, two green flags and a sheet from the grave of Piri Ali Dede brought to Kyrenia from the Limassol Tekke.
24 x 20 cm
Signed Indistinctly in lower right with initials
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