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'Male' mihrab, Great Mosque, Pate

'Male' mihrab, Great Mosque, Pate

Pate town, Pate island

The less ornate so-called 'male' mihrab of the ruined Great Mosque. An interesting feature of all mihrabs in the Swahili lands is the depth and the curve of the recess which was perhaps designed to amplify the sound of the Imam's voice.

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