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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypten_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1050-1900 (inclusive)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date1050-1900en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-12T14:55:26Z
dc.date.available2013-04-12T14:55:26Z
dc.date.issued1050-1900en_US
dc.identifier206765en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 940en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/114631
dc.descriptionA domed tomb; Near the Northern Quarries [East bank of Aswan] is a large Muslim cemetery containing some 60 tombs of the 11th-12th century. These range from small domed cubes to more elaborate structures, such as the mausoleum of the Sab'a wa Sab'in Wali ('77 governors'; destroyed. 1901), which had nine domes and a minaret. The tombs are remarkable for the variety of squinches and pendentives used in the zone of transition and show the development of vernacular traditions in medieval provincial Egypt. The tombs contained some 600 dated funerary stelae (Cairo, Museum of Islamic Art), which provide evidence for the development of Arabic epigraphy from the 8th to the 12th century; however, since they were hastily removed after a heavy rainstorm in 1887, they can no longer provide dates for the structures in which they were found. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/19/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediummud brick; baked bricken_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectCemeteriesen_US
dc.subjectFatimiden_US
dc.subjectAyyubiden_US
dc.titleMuslim Cemetery of Aswan (East Bank)en_US
dc.title.alternativeAswan Necropolisen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-EG-N-T-B3en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (modern) Islamicen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypenecropolis (cemetery form)en_US
vra.worktypeshrine (structure)en_US
vra.worktypetomben_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (modern))en_US


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