The Great Mosque at Mopti

The Great Mosque of Mopti’s Komoguel neighborhood, built between 1936 and 1943, is a fine example of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style. While in many ways inspired by the Great Mosque of Djenne, the repetition of the three-towered entryway of the Djenne mosque on both the west and east facades, with similar symmetrical elements on the north and south facades, sets the Komoguel mosque apart. The cement cladding visible in this photograph, which was added in a 1978 renovation effort, has since been removed after the cement was found to have damaged the underlying mud-brick from which the building is constructed.