Mosque of Isa-Bey

Department Archive
Collection Byzantine Research Fund
Reference No. BRF/02/02/03/011
Level Item
Place Isa Bey Mosque
Dates 1872-1873
Donor/Creator Trotman, Corporal J.
Scope and Content General view of the mosque. This is a Hellenic Society photograph. It is numbered (H.S. 3116) at the back. Further annotation in pencil survives.
Further information Isa Bey Mosque, located just below Ayasuluk Hill, was erected in 1375 by the architect Ali of Damascus, for Isa Bey the grandson of the founder of the emirate to which Ayasuluk belonged. It was surrounded by a huge courtyard of domed porticos. A gateway with three arches leads to the mihrab which is covered by two domes supported by pendentives decorated with turquoise and blue enamelled ceramic. Some of the interior columns are from the earlier ruins of Ephesus.
Related records [BSA SPHS 01/1201.3116], Isa Bey Mosque near Ayasuluk, 1872-1873