An Evaluation of the Guvenlik Village Mosque in Narman Based on Archival Documents

Gökler B. M., Doğan M. E.

ART-SANAT, vol.16, pp.181-219, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/artsanat.2021.16.0007
  • Journal Name: ART-SANAT
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-219
  • Keywords: Erzurum, Narman, Guvenlik Village Mosque, Black Sea
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, archival materials were scanned and the obtained documents were read and evaluated based on the old name of the Guvenlik Village Mosque in Narman, which was built by Saliha Hanim in 1861 (Gornes). In the archival document, which corresponds to the history of the inscription, a short wooden-supported mosque development was presented in the entrance section, beginning with Central Asia and the Arabian Peninsula and ending the Ottoman Empire. Later, the historical, architectural, and ornamental features of the mosque were examined and supported by photographs and drawings. Since Erzurum is near the Eastern Black Sea, there has been a comparison of wooden-supported mosques in both the vicinity of the Eastern Black Sea and Erzurum. Furthermore, the structure's decorations have been compared with works in the region, beginning with the door wings and progressing to the pulpit, enclosure, preaching podium, and ceiling. Following this analysis and comparison, it was determined that the village was founded by "Karadenizliler" and that the mosque was built by "Black Sea" craftsmen. Additionally, it was discovered that the decorations of the worship area are similar to those observed in mosques along the Black Sea.