Category Archives: Egypt

Hypnosis.. again and again

Divine Mashrabia in Al-Sehemy House (1648)

 

Soliman Agha Al Selehdar Mosque – Cairo- (1825)

Zoom in to appreciate the delicacy ..

Perspective ..

The Cellar of Soliman Agha Al Selehdar Mosque – Cairo- (1825)

Circle ..

Al-Sehemy House 1648

Square

Hypnosis …

Seheemi

يوم حر وحلو

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Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan – Photos (The masterpiece)

The Minbar door

The furnishings of Cairo’s mosques, especially during the Mamluk period, were decorated with intricately constructed polygons and strapwork. Most often, the polygons were of wood, either carved or inlaid with ivory or colored woods. In this particular door (Wood (rosewood and mulberry)  it was made of copper / bronze . These doors exhibit a great variety of patterns, most of which are also found in other media, such as stone carvings, marble mosaics, and stucco window grilles. The accurate cutting required to make such patterned objects is remarkable, since every piece affects the whole.
Zoom in -please – see the missing piece and look how each piece was perfectly nailed in the wood to make the forms. Just recessing the door few inches adds to its beauty.

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan – Photos (7)

My personal Qandeel

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan – Photos (6)

The Abulation Fountain as painted some 150 years ago

 

The Domed abulation Fountain – Photo taken last week

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan – Photos (4)

One side of the domed Maidah (abulation fountain ).. tiny detailed decoration in every piece of this ancient wood ..don’t miss the wall behind

 

Its a Medrassa .. here are the desks and textbooks …