A Gathering in front of the Great Mosque

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A Gathering in front of the Great Mosque


Djenné – “A Gathering in front of the Great Mosque”.

The Great Mosque of Djenné (French: Grande mosquée de Djenné, Arabic: الجامع الكبير في جينيه) is a large Banco or adobe building that is considered by many architects to be one of the greatest achievements of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style. The mosque is located in the city of Djenné, Mali, on the flood plain of the Bani River. The first mosque on the site was built around the 13th century, but the current structure dates from 1907. As well as being the centre of the community of Djenné, it is one of the most famous landmarks in Africa. Along with the “Old Towns of Djenné” it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.

Djenné 1984 Series
Contemporary German etch archival pigment print. In later white crackled Lacquer frame with gilt slip
Signed Edition 1/8
Vanishing Africa Ltd/Mirella Ricciardi ©
Image Size: 17.5” x 24”

Framed Size: 68cm high x 85cm wide
(26.5” x 33.5”)