Tiles in the Library of Sultan Mahmud I

Tiles-in-the-Library-of-Sultan-Mahmud-I

Tiles used in I. Sultan Mahmud Library are the most beautiful samples of Iznik, Kutahya and Tekfur Workshops which have been manufactured between 16th and 18th century. There are tile panels with flower, rose, carnation, tulip and cypress motives in the corridor that combines the Library’s reading room and place where books are kept. In the eastern wall of the library’s reading room there is Sultan I. Mahmud‘s monogram which is painted on porphyry marble and islamic confession of faith is written on the tile frieze on it as well as Beautiful names of Allah, Esma-ul Husna is written on indigo blue background on it.

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