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Photograph - The domes of Mamluk Amir Janibak al-Ashrafi and Sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay, Cairo
  • The domes of Mamluk Amir Janibak al-Ashrafi and Sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay, Cairo
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The domes of Mamluk Amir Janibak al-Ashrafi and Sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay, Cairo

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Cairo (photographed)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased from Mr. A.J. Bucknall Smith, 1912

  • Museum number:

    1211-1912

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 512M, case MX14, shelf X, box 91

Physical description

A mounted sepia-coloured photograph bound in an album with a total of 102 photographs.

Place of Origin

Cairo (photographed)

Date

late 19th century (photographed)

Artist/maker

Unknown (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

قبة جانى بك الأشرفى وخانقاه ومسجد السلطان برسباى

Dimensions

Height: 36.8 cm album cover, Width: 30.5 cm album cover, Depth: 5 cm album cover

Object history note

One of a group of over 600 albumen photographs of scenes from around the world which were purchased for the 'Art Library' at the Victoria and Albert Museum from Mr. A.J. Bucknall Smith in 1912.

Descriptive line

Photograph by unknown photographer, showing a view in the Tombs of the Mamluks over the mausoleum of Mamluk Amir Janibak al-Ashrafi (1427) and the funerary khanqah of Mamluk Sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay (1423-1424), built in the 15th century. Cairo, Egypt, albumen print, late 19th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Survey of Egypt, Index to Map of Cairo showing Mohammedan monuments (Cairo, 1951) no.121 and no.122

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Categories

Photographs; Topography; Tourism & Travel; Historic Cairo

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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