Qubba Umm Salih
Cairo, Egypt
The Mausoleum of Fatima Khatun was built by Sultan Qalawun for his wife Umm al-Salih in 1283-4. The shad al-'ama'ir (superintendent of royal constructions, usually an amir) was the Amir 'Alam al-Din Sanjar al-Shuja'i, whose constructions feature architectural and decorative features unprecedented in Cairene architecture.

The use of squinches filled in with keel-arched stalactite pendentives in the dome's zone of transition was a new development.

Sources:

Creswell, K.A.C. The Muslim Architecture of Egypt, vol. II. Hacker Art Books, New York, 1978.

Ibrahim, Laila 'Ali. "The Transitional Zones of Domes in Cairene Architecture." Kunst des Orients 10 (1975): 5-23.

Jarrar, Sabri, András Riedlmayer, and Jeffrey B. Spurr. Resources for the Study of Islamic Architecture. Cambridge, MA: Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, 1994. http://archnet.org/library/documents/one-document.jsp?document_id=6053.
Location
Shari' al-Ashraf, Cairo, Egypt
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Events
1283-1284/682 AH
Style Periods
1250-1517
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Qubba Umm Salih
Mausoleum of Fatima Khatun
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Qubbat Umm Salih
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Turbat Fatimah Khatun
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Turbah Fatimah Khatun
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Building Usages
mausoleum
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