Maker:Costa, João Batista da
Medium:cement, wood, stucco, tile
Place of Origin:Nigeria›Lagos
Photograph one and three © Andalu images
Photograph two The British Museum, Arthur Henry Prest Collection, "Mahomedan Mosque Lagos," Af, A46.42
While there is some debate about who the actual architects were (either João Batista da Costa or Martin and Porphyrio), it was one of the first and remains arguably the most prominent example of the Afro-Brazilian mosques in Nigeria. It was one of the very first mosques to be built out of non-perishable materials in the city.
Keywords:Mosque, Islam, Afro-Brazilian, Transatlantic, West Africa, Nigeria, Architecture, Text, Inscriptions