Tekih Cheik Hacen Sadaka, or the Funerary Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Cairo, pub. 1877
Tekih Cheik Hacen Sadaka, or the Funerary Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Cairo; from L'Art Arabe d'apres les Monuments de Kaire; pub. 1877 (chromolithograph). Fragments of decoration of the vast mosques central dome; particular details of the stone latice work screens, or jali/jaali; from L'Art Arabe d'apres les Monuments de Kaire; illustrations of Islamic art, architecture, woodwork, tiling, interiors, furnitute etc.; Émile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-1879) was a French archeologist, Egyptologist, architect and writer of the nineteenth century.
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Sultan Hasan mosque
Sultan Hasan mosque. The mosque was an enormous construction of a four iwan (roofed or vaulted hall open at one end). It is reported that with the building of this mosque the sultan desired to surpass the great iwan of the Sassanian palace at Ctesiphon in Iraq. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Islamic. Date/Period: Early Mamluk period, 1356-1359 AD. Place of Origin: Cairo. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ . Location: 01.
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