The Sü lemaniye Mosque in Istanbul was completed in 1557. The mosque is covered by a huge central dome. Below the dome the light enters the mosque through a series of arched and circular windows. Like all mosques, the Sü lemaniye Mosque has a mihrab, the niche that indicates the direction of prayer.
YEAR COURSE: Celebrate the Museum’s world-class early medieval collection. Spanning the period from the fourth to the mid 13th-century, the course covers the rise of Christianity in the East and West, and demonstrates how patrons and artists of the early Middle Ages transformed Classical principles to meet the aspirations of the new world order.
You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.