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Rosette from Ibn Tulun's Minbar at the mosque of Sultan Lagin
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The minbar of the Ibn Tulun mosque is one of the most pre-eminent works of Egyptian applied arts.

History of the Object
The Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo was erected in the late ninth century and renovated and remodelled under Sultan Lagin 1296.

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Type
Architecture 
Materials
Wood, carved and marquetry decorations 
Measurements
Dia 130 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Egypt, Cairo 
Geography
Egypt 
Time period
AD 13th century ~ AD 13th century 
Creation date
Mamluks (1249–1517), 1296 
Function
ornamental part of the Minbar 
Acquisition
1907, transferred from the Trade Museum, Vienna 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
Georg Mayer 
Owner
Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art 
Museum
Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art 
Credit line
MAK 

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