Entryway, Mosque, Kotaka, Mali

Title

Entryway, Mosque, Kotaka, Mali

Subject

mosques, Mali

Description

One of the massive mud-brick facades of the central mosque in Kotaka, Mali. The walls and minarets are studded with protruding wooden beam ends made up of bundles of split palm logs. The beams serve both as a decorative design element and as a scaffolding system to assist workers in the annual re-plastering of the mosque's mud walls. The spaces between pilasters contain large window openings filled with wooden screens that have been decorated with geometric patterns. This facade also features a large entryway topped with a horseshoe arch. A courtyard surrounds the mosque, separating it somewhat from other structures in the town.

Creator

John Archer, photographer

Publisher

Digital Content Library, University of Minnesota

Date

1996

Contributor

Nathan Weaver Olson

Rights

Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

Kotaka Mosque Facade

Original Format

photographic slide

Files

CSCL002263edited.jpg

Reference

Entryway, Mosque, Kotaka, Mali, John Archer, photographer, Digital Content Library, University of Minnesota, 1996

Cite As

John Archer, photographer, “Entryway, Mosque, Kotaka, Mali,” Highlights from the Digital Content Library, accessed August 20, 2018, http://dcl.dash.umn.edu/highlights/items/show/391.

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