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Cast no.62a

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Cast no.62a


One of two decorative flat panels.
From Cairo, Qa'it Bay mosque.
1468-1496 CE.
Cairo, Mosque in the mausoleum complex of Qa'it Bay.
Each panel ca. 36 x 48 in.
Metropolitan Catalogue Casts no. 1622(?).

Qa'it Bay was a Mamluk ruler whose legacy included an architectural complex containing a religious college (madrasah) and his tomb. Both exterior and interior surfaces of the structures are highly decorative, including tiles, colored marbles, floral architectural sculpture, and relief carving. The symmetrical floral lattice-like patterns on these two relief panels are reminiscent of textiles, manuscripts, and woodwork.

Bibliographic Citation


See Barbara Brend, Islamic Art (Cambridge, MA, 1991).

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