Sırçalı Medrese

Sırçalı Medrese (literally Glazed medrese) is a 13th-century medrese (Islamic school) in Konya, Turkey.[1]

Sırçalı Medrese
Sirchali Medrese 1913.png
The front facade in 1913.
Religion
AffiliationIslam
DistrictKonya
ProvinceKonya
RegionCentral Anatolia
Location
LocationTurkey Konya, Turkey
Architecture
TypeMadrasa
StyleIslamic, Seljuk architecture
Completed1242

HistoryEdit

Built in 1242 during the reign of the Seljuk sultan Kaykaus II, by order of Emir Bedrettin Muslih for the study of Fiqh (Islamic doctrines). The interior is decorated with colourful tiles, hence the name of the structure. The building has a highly ornamented stone façade which includes relief work of various geometric patterning. Above the entrance is an inscription in Arabic calligraphy. The building has an open courtyard surrounded by two stories of the student cells and a large Iwan where the lectures took place.

The building now is Konya's Museum of Gravestones. It contains old Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman gravestones.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture: Delhi to Mosque, Jonathan M. Bloom, Sheila Blair, Oxford University Press, 2009, page 118

External linksEdit

  • "Sırçalı Medrese, Konya, Turkey".

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