This majolica panel represents the mihrāb, the arch positioned in the direction of the Mecca which worshippers of the Islamic religion face in prayer. The decoration is full of important elements for Muslim culture. It features two perimeter registers, the outer one of which is decorated with saz leaves, a popular Ottoman plant decoration, and the inner with a geometric motif, frame the scene. Two stylised trees, literally twined by shoots full of flowers and fruits, represent life; the vase at the base of the mihrāb is the container of the water necessary for purification before prayer; the lamp at the top is the symbol of light and "God is the light of the heavens and of the earth.”