Qasr al-Amir Bashtak
Cairo, Egypt
The Palace of Amir Bashtak was built by Amir Bashtak al-Nasiri, one of al-Nasir Muhammad's close khassakiya amirs and his son-in-law, in 1334-39 on the site of the Fatimid Eastern Palace (al-Qasr al-Sharqi).

It remains nearly complete in its original form, with two stories, qa'a, a small courtyard, and integrated stables which have a special gate opening onto a side street. The long facade was endowed with many windows opening onto the busiest street in medieval Cairo.

Sources:

Garcin, Jean-Claude et al. Palais et maisons du Caire I, Époque Mamelouke. Paris: CNRS, 1982.

Ibrahim, Laila 'Ali. "Residential Architecture in Mamluk Cairo." Muqarnas 2 (1984): 47-59.

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.

Lézine, Alexandre. "Les salles nobles des palais mamelouks." Annales Islamologiques 10 (1972).

Meinecke, Michael. Die Restaurierung der Madrasa des Amirs Sabiq ad-Din Mitqal al-Anuki und die Sanierung des Darb Qirmiz in Kairo. Mainz: Philipp von Zabern, 1980.

Revault, Jacques, and Bernard Maury. Palais et maisons du Caire du XIVe au XVIIIe siècle, vol. II. Cairo: Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire, 1977.

Williams, Caroline. Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2002.
Location
Shari' al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, Cairo, Egypt
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Events
1334-1339/734-740 AH
Style Periods
1250-1517
Variant Names
Qasr al-Amir Bashtak
Amir Bashtak Palace
Translated
Palace of Amir Bashtak
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Emir Bashtaq Palace
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Qasr Bashtak
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palace
palatial