National Mosque of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 1997

Childs, Iraphne R. (1997) National Mosque of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 1997. [Image]

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The National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara), built in 1965, is a uniquely designed building embodying contemporary and traditional Islamic art. Based on the Grand Mosque in Mecca with 48 small domes, the main dome has the shape of a semi-opened blue umbrella symbolising the 5 pillars of Islam and the 13 states of Malaysia. The 73 meter tall minaret has the shape of a closed blue umbrella

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: mosques
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:05
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or Town
MalaysiaSelangorKuala Lumpur
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