Medium:cement, wood, stucco
Place of Origin:Nigeria
Photograph one © Omoeko Media CC BY-SA 4.0
The later addition of verandas on the flanks and domes significantly hides parts of the original structure that more closely resembles the other examples of Afro-Brazilian church-mosques. Still the bell tower/minaret and inclusion of the clock are prominent features linked to this style.
Photograph two by Pierre Verger, ca. 1950s, © Fundação Pierre Verger
This image documents the mosque in its original form, which is an even better representation of the Afro-Brazilian model with the clear, square minaret in the center and the ornate scrolled rear pediment.
Keywords:Mosque, Islam, Afro-Brazilian, Transatlantic, West Africa, Nigeria, Architecture