Art-Nouveau Minbar of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, Cairo Citadel – Cairo Picture

Art-Nouveau Minbar of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, Cairo Citadel

One of the most unusual features in the interior of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, in the Cairo Citadel Complex, is this Art-Nouveau minbar (pulpit), lined in gold and emerald green (the color of Islam). Art-Nouveau was really fashionable in the Western world during the turn of the century, particularly in Europe, and it was even used in several civil buildings in the city. However, it was never profusely used in the rather conservative Islamic architecture.

Image published by twiga_swala on 2008-02-18 00:55:52 and used under Creative Commons license.

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