Jami al-Jadid
Cairo, Egypt
The Jami al-Jadid (New Mosque) is one of three mosques built by Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad (r. 1310-1341). Of those three, only the Masjid al-Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun at the Citadel remains extant; this mosque, located north of Fustat, and another near the shrine of Sayyid Nafisa have not survived. This jami was constructed between 1311-1312 (711-712 AH) on the shore of the Nile at the northern limits of Fustat. Reconstructed drawings show a cross-axial plan with a riwaq, and a dome in front of the mihrab, a plan which influenced several later mosques in Cairo.

Sources:

Behrens-Abouseif, Doris. The arts of the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria: evolution and impact, 177, 184. Goettingen: V & R unipress, 2012.

Meinecke, Michael. Die Mamlukische Architektur in Ägypten und Syrien (648/1250 bis 923/1517), I/60. Glückstadt: Verlag J. J. Augustin, 1992.
Location
Cairo, Egypt
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Events
1311-1312/711-712
Style Periods
1250-1517
Variant Names
Jami al-Jadid
New Mosque
Translated
Jami Nasiri
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Building Usages
mosque
religious
Keywords
lost architecture
religious architecture