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Inscription band, Façade Nr. 2, SW Façade

Description:
Inscription band, Façade Nr. 2, SW Façade
Physical Description:
1 color photograph
Photographer:
Image capture by Matjaž Kačičnik
Date Created:
June 2006
Collection:
Aslam al-Silahdar Conservation and Documentation
Series:
Existing conditions before conservation
Location:
Cairo, Egypt, Historic Cairo, and Ad Darb al Aḩmar
Time Period:
Mamluk Dynasty
Topic:
Mosques, Facades, and Inscriptions, Islamic
Genre:
color photographs
Creative Commons License:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
Rights Statement:
Users must agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the CC BY NC SA license before using ARCE materials and must provide the following credit line: "Courtesy of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC). This project was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).”
Local ID:
arce_ca_ascd_projectphotographer_045.tif
Project History:
The Aslam al-Silahdar Mosque was built in 1344 AD by Baha al-Din Aslam, a Mamluk prince with considerable political and social standing in the Mamluk royal court who rose to the rank of Silahdar, meaning sword-bearer. The mosque was originally part of a complex that contained horse stables, tenement housing, and a small palace or private home. Today, the mosque is the only piece of the complex still standing. The conservation of the Aslam al-Silahdar mosque was managed and implemented by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) with the support of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) and the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (formerly the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities).
Funding Agency:
Conservation of the monument was funded through the American Research Center in Egypt's Egyptian Antiquities Conservation Project (ARCE-EAC) under United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agreement No. 263-A-00-04-00018-00, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), and the U.S. Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation.