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Amir Khayrbak Funerary Complex
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150/ C136/ 8Khrb1b
Mamluk 16th Century (Egyptian) Islamic
Amir Khayrbak Funerary Complex. 1502-1520 CE
Amir Khayrbak Funerary Complex. 1502-1520 CE exterior: general view
Other Title:
Amir Khayerbak Madrasa, Mausoleum and Sabil-Kuttab.
Madrasa of Ha'irbak al-Ashrafi (Emir Khayrbek, Hairbak, Khairbek, Khairbak, Khayr Bek, Khayer Bak).
Mausoleum of Amir Khaybak.
Mosque of Khayr Bey.
Amir Khayrbak was appointed viceroy of Aleppo by Sultan al-Ghuri, whom he then betrayed by defecting to the Ottoman side in the battle of Marj Dabiq near Aleppo in 1516. A year later, the Ottoman Sultan Selim, the new master of Egypt, conferred the vice-regency of Egypt upon him in recognition of his defection. In 1520 he added a madrasa-mosque and a sabil-kuttab to his mausoleum, which he had built in 1502. To this new complex he annexed the adjacent Palace of Amir Alin Aq (built in 1293), in which he took up residence. (Archnet)
1 slide color 2" x 2"
tombs aat
madrasas aat
mosques aat
mausoleums aat
Form / Genre:
Architecture tomb
Other Contributors:
Fisher Fine Arts Library Image Collection PU
Egypt Cairo
Knauer duplicate
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Title: Amir Khayrbak Funerary Complex