Historical Reference

Mamluk Art: The Minbar of the Barkuk Mosque, Cairo

Mamluk Art: The Minbar of the Barkuk Mosque, Cairo

The Minbar of the Barkuk Mosque

Sultan Zahir Sayf-al-din Barkuk was the founder of the Circassian Burji Mamluk dynasty. He bult his mosque in 1386 which his son Nasir-al-din Faraj expanded and completed in 1410.

From The Art of The Saracens In Egypt By Stanley Lane-Poole, London UK. Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1888

ref. Guide to Mamluk Art and Iznik Tile and Plates the O'Connell Guide

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