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photograph - The funerary kanqahs of Mamluk sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay (left) and Sultan Faraj ibn Barquq (right), Cairo
  • The funerary kanqahs of Mamluk sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay (left) and Sultan Faraj ibn Barquq (right), Cairo
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The funerary kanqahs of Mamluk sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay (left) and Sultan Faraj ibn Barquq (right), Cairo

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Cairo (photographed)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    albumen print

  • Museum number:

    PH.2788-1897

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

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

Place of Origin

Cairo (photographed)

Date

late 19th century (photographed)

Artist/maker

Unknown (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

خانقاه الناصر فرج بن برقوق

خانقاه ومسجد الأشرف برسباى

قبة جانى بك الأشرفى

Object history note

This photograph is part of a group of topographical photographs bought by the museum from Messrs E. Parsons & Sons in 1897, which, according to departmental records, formerly belonged to Dr. J.H. Middleton. It Is likely that the Dr. J.H. Middleton referred to is Dr.John Henry Middleton, who was Director of the art collections at the South Kensington Museum from 1892 until his death in 1896, and who travelled widely in the 1870's and 1880's.

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Photograph by unknown photographer, captioned ‘Cairo: Tombs of the Mamluks Khalifs’, [The funerary khanqah of Sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay, the mausoleum of Janibak al-Ashrafi and the funerary khanqah of Sultan Faraj ibn Barquq], built in the 15th century. Cairo, Egypt, albumen print, c. 1870's

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

Survey of Egypt, Index to Map of Cairo showing Mohammedan monuments (Cairo, 1951) no.121, no.122 and no.149

Techniques

Photography

Categories

Historic Cairo

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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