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Creswell Photographs Re-examinedNew Perspectives on Islamic Architecture$
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Bernard O'Kane

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789774162442

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774162442.001.0001

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The Mamluk Mosque of Amir Husayn: A Reconstruction

The Mamluk Mosque of Amir Husayn: A Reconstruction

(p.163) 7 The Mamluk Mosque of Amir Husayn: A Reconstruction
Creswell Photographs Re-examined

Chahinda Karim

American University in Cairo Press

The mosque of Amir Husayn ibn Jandar is a magnificent example of mosques from the first half of the fourteenth century. This mosque, which lies west of Bur Sa'id Street and to the north of the Museum of Islamic Art, has not attracted the attention of many art historians because of its bad state of preservation. This chapter tries to bring to light the forgotten mosque of an important and powerful amir of the sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun with a tentative reconstruction of its original plan, based on the few remains and on photographs and drawings of parts that are no longer extant. It shows that the present mosque occupies only about one third of its original size and that it should therefore be considered one of the major mosques of its period.

Keywords:   mosque, Bur Sa'id Street, Museum of Islamic Art, Amir Husayn ibn Jandar

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