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Photograph - The dome and minaret of the funerary mosque of Amir Khayrbak, Cairo
  • The dome and minaret of the funerary mosque of Amir Khayrbak, Cairo
    Sebah, Jean Pascal, born 1872 - died 1947
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The dome and minaret of the funerary mosque of Amir Khayrbak, Cairo

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (photographed)
    Cairo (photographed)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sebah, Jean Pascal, born 1872 - died 1947 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    PH.148-1887

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A sepia-coloured photograph showing a general view of Cairo, with the Pyramids in the distance. No. 40 is written in ink on the print. At the forefront can be seen a mosque [Funerary madrasa of amir Khayrbak in Bab al-Wazir] recently painted. A modern palace [Helmiyya at Birket al-Fil ] is visible in the background.

Place of Origin

Egypt (photographed)
Cairo (photographed)

Date

late 19th century (photographed)

Artist/maker

Sebah, Jean Pascal, born 1872 - died 1947 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

'No. 40'
ink on print

جامع خايربك

Object history note

This photograph is from a set of photographs transferred in 1887 from the Art Museum to the photographic collection.

Descriptive line

Photograph probably by Jean Pascal Sebah, captioned 'General View of Cairo, with the Pyramids in the distance', showing the dome and minaret of the funerary madrasa of Amir Khayrbak, built in 1502-21, and the minaret of the funerary madrasa of Amir Uljay al-Yusufi, built in 1373. The Pyramids of Giza are visible on the skyline to the left. 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.248

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

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Categories

Photographs; Archaeology; Historic Cairo

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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