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Panel from Sultan Lajin's minbar
The David Collection
Hegira 696 / AD 1296
Octagonal, carved sycamore
The panel comes from the great minbar (pulpit) that the Mamluk sultan al-Mansur Husam al-Din Lajin had erected in the Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo in 1296. The sides of the some four-meter-high minbar were covered with panels of different shapes that together formed a complicated geometric pattern consisting of several hundred parts.
"Panel from Sultan Lajin's minbar" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;31;en
MWNF Working Number: DN 31