Show simple item record

dc.coverage.spatialSite: Cairo, Urban, Egypten_US
dc.coverage.temporal1356-1362 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date1356-1362en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-12T14:54:14Z
dc.date.available2013-04-12T14:54:14Z
dc.date.issued1356-1362en_US
dc.identifier206710en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 997en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/114578
dc.descriptionThe main entrance (28 m-high portal) to the Mosque of Sultan Hassan; The complex erected between 1356 and 1362 by the Mamluk sultan Hasan (reigned 1347-1361 with interruption) is the largest and most impressive of all Mamluk buildings in Cairo. Located on the square below the citadel, the building comprises a four-iwan congregational mosque with four madrasas of varying size crammed into its corners, a huge domed mausoleum flanked by twin minarets behind the qibla iwan and, at a lower level, a market and water-tower. The once bulbous dome has been rebuilt. The massive stone exterior, punctuated by the dome and minarets, is articulated with thin vertical niches and crowned by a bold muqarnas cornice. The 28 m-high portal, designed with twin minarets above and based roughly on Anatolian models, was cleverly angled to be visible from the citadel. The enormous domed vestibule is elaborately decorated; a panel of inlaid marble can only have been the work of a craftsman trained in Damascus, giving support to historical accounts that Hasan invited architects from all over the Islamic world to work on the building. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/18/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumbricken_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectMamluken_US
dc.titleComplex of Sultan Hassanen_US
dc.title.alternativeMosque of Sultan Hassanen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-EG-C-MSH-B5en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (modern) Islamicen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypehistoric siteen_US
vra.worktypemadrasaen_US
vra.worktypemosqueen_US
vra.worktypemausoleumen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (modern))en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record