Basçi Ibrahim Mosque and Hamam
Bursa, Turkey
Basçi Ibrahim (d.1490) was a merchant of sheep's heads in Bursa in the fifteenth century. The mosque and hamam founded by him and bearing his name are located in the Maksem neighborhood of Bursa.

A courtyard with arcade and fountain in center precedes the mosque on the north. Two rooms with barrel-vaults used as dervish lodges (zaviye) at the time flank the vaulted entrance vestibule to the courtyard. The entrance to the mosque is on axis with entry to courtyard and is marked with an ornate multi-foil arch inscribed into the raised ogee arch of the porch. The mosque is a single domed unit with two windows on each wall. Basçi Ibrahim is buried outside the mihrab. The mosque was restored in the second half of the 20th century at which time the domes of the arcade were entirely rebuilt. Construction is cut stone and brick. The hamam is adjacent to the mosque on the west.

Sources:

Baykal, Kazim. Bursa ve Anitlari. Türkiye Anit Çevre Turizm Degerlerini Koruma Vakfi: 1982, Istanbul. (Edited reprint of original from 1950).

Gabriel, Albert. Une Capitale Turque, Brousse, Bursa. Paris, E. de Boccard, 1958.

Kuran, Aptullah. The mosque in early Ottoman architecture. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 1968.
Location
Okullar Street, Maksem neighborhood, Bursa, Turkey
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Events
second half of 15th century
Style Periods
1299-1922
Variant Names
Basçi Ibrahim Mosque and Hamam
Basçi Ibrahim Camii ve Hamami
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Building Usages
hammam
baths
mosque
religious