Minaret (Mosque of Amir Qawsun al-Nasiri at Bab al-Qarafa)
Cairo, Egypt
The minaret, located some fifty meters to the northwest of the Tomb-Khanaqah of Amir Qawsun al-Nasiri, is all that remains of what may have been a friday mosque built by the same patron in the 1339/739 AH. In early photographs taken in the nineteenth century, it consisted of three tiers. The lowest tier is octagonal with decorative niches surmounted by a muqarnas cornice, and rises from a rectilinear base.


Sources

Meinecke, Michael. Die Mamlukische Architektur in Ägypten und Syrien, vol. 2, cat. 9C/375. Glückstadt: Verlag J. J. Augustin, 1992.

Williams, Caroline. Islamic Monuments of Cairo: The Practical Guide, 115. Cairo: AUC Press, 2002.

Location
Cairo, Egypt
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Associated Names
Part of Site
Events
ca. 1339/739 AH
Style Periods
1250-1517
Variant Names
Minaret (Mosque of Amir Qawsun al-Nasiri at Bab al-Qarafa)
Translated
مسجد الامير قوصون الناصري
Original
Masjid Amir Qawsun al-Nasiri
Transliterated
Masjid Amir Qausun al-Nasiri
Alternate transliteration
Building Usages
minaret
religious