Egypt Picture - Ceiling Decorations

Ceiling Decorations

Ceiling Decorations

Photographer:

Gerard Degeorge

Title:

Ceiling Decorations

Description:

Mosque-madrasa of Barquq, 1384-86: Detail of the ceiling decoration.

Next to the madrasa of Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad stands the Madrasa Khanqah of Sultan al-Zahir Barquq at Nahhasin on the street called al-Mu'izz in Islamic Cairo, which can be dated to between 1384 and 1386 AD. The architect Shihab al Din Ahmad ibn Muhammad al Tuluni, who belonged to a family of court architects and surveyors, was in charge of part of the construction.


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