Panel of six tiles



The panel depicts the holy sanctuary of the mosque at Mecca Within the compound the Ka’ba is shown in the centre among other sites such as the minbar, the well Zamzam and the structures of the different religious schools, all identified by their names. Such topographical works, with a votive or commemorative function, are typical of the Iznik workshops of the 17th century and follow analogous illustrations in manuscripts from the 16th century onwards.

Additional information

School subject

Art and Design, History

Type of Museum

History museums

Exhibit type


Student age range

6-12, 12-15, 15-18

Education Level

Primary, Secondary

Period covered

Early Modern Era (A.D. 1450-A.D. 1750)

Country of Origin



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