Not currently on display at the V&A

North minaret of the funerary khanqah of Mamluk Sultan Faraj ibn Barquq, Cairo

19th century (photographed)
Place of origin

A mounted albumen print showing a topographical view of Cairo, Egypt

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Albumen print
Brief description
Photograph by unknown photographer (Facchinelli?), captioned 'Cairo: Tombs of the Khalifs. Minaret' [in the funerary khanqah of Sultan Faraj ibn Barquq], built in 1400-1411. Cairo, Egypt, Albumen print, late 19th century
Physical description
A mounted albumen print showing a topographical view of Cairo, Egypt
Marks and inscriptions
Credit line
Presented by Frank E. Spiers, Esq., 23 September 1920
Object history
One of a set of photographs given to the Museum by Frank Edward Spiers (brother of Richard Phene Spiers).
Place depicted
Bibliographic reference
Survey of Egypt, Index to Map of Cairo showing Mohammedan monuments (Cairo, 1951) no.149
Other number
149 - Index of Islamic Monuments in Cairo
Accession number

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Record createdMarch 7, 2014
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