Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Panels from Sultan Lajin's Minbar at the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Cairo

Object Name:
Panel
Date:
1296
Geography:
Egypt
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Wood; carved and inlaid with wood
Dimensions:
H. 14 5/8 (37.1cm) W. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Wood
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.236.6
Not on view
Before becoming sultan, Husam al-Din Lajin spent a year in hiding at the dilapidated Ibn Tulun Mosque. He vowed to renovate the mosque someday, and an enormous minbar was the result, dismantled in the late 19th century and dispersed in several museum collections. A copy based on a traveler's drawing now stands in the mosque.
Minbar of mosque of Ahmad Ibn Tulun, Cairo (Coste, Pascal, 'Architecture Arabe ou Monuments du Kaire'. Paris, 1839)

A. Beaudry Collection ; [ Panayotis Kitycas, Cairo, until 1907; sold to Albert M. Lythgoe for MMA]
Related Objects

Panel with Horse Heads

Date: 11th century Medium: Wood (teak); carved Accession: 11.205.2 On view in:Gallery 454

Brazier of Sultan al-Malik al-Muzaffar Shams al-Din Yusuf ibn 'Umar

Date: second half 13th century Medium: Brass; cast, chased, inlaid with silver and black compound Accession: 91.1.540 On view in:Gallery 454

Crescent-Shaped Pendant with Confronted Birds

Date: 11th century Medium: Gold, cloisonné enamel, turquoise; filigree Accession: 30.95.37 On view in:Gallery 454

Mosque Lamp for the Mausoleum of Amir Aydakin al-'Ala'i al-Bunduqdar

Date: shortly after 1285 Medium: Glass, brownish; blown, folded foot, applied handles; enameled and gilded Accession: 17.190.985 On view in:Gallery 454

Pair of Minbar Doors

Date: ca. 1325–30 Medium: Wood (rosewood and mulberry); carved, inlaid with carved ivory, ebony, and other woods Accession: 91.1.2064 On view in:Gallery 450