The Blue Mosque | Istanbul
8 Marvels of the World | The Blue Mosque, Istanbul
The Blue Mosque is one of the historical mosques of Istanbul. The dial base is composed of a mother-of-pearl inlay consisting of 13 elements in different shades of blue. The background represents the motifs of the vaulted ceiling that decorate the interior of the Mosque. It features a hand engraving of the Blue Mosque, whose details are enhanced by miniature painting. The case is entirely hand-chased. It represents an arabesque, a magnificent ornamental motif with complex interlacing patterns.