Found project: Mohammed Ali Mosque


    Project : Mohammed Ali Mosque

    Architect : Bushnak, Yusuf

    Completion: 1857

    Locality : Cairo

    Country : Egypt

    Building style : Ottoman architecture

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    Description :

    “The Mohammed Ali Mosque, which so ennobles Cairo’s skyline, disappoints at close quarters: its domes are sheathed in tin, its alabaster surfaces gryppy. Nonetheless, it exudes folie de grandeur, starting with the ornate clock given by the French King Louis Philippe (in exchange for the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde, Paris), which has never worked; and the Turkish Baroque ablutions fountain, resembling a giant Easter egg. Inside the mosque, whose lofty dome and semi-domes are decorated like a Fabergé egg, the use of space is classically Ottoman, reminiscent of the great mosques of Istanbul…Mohammed Ali is buried beneath a white marble cenotaph, behind a bronze grille on the right of the entrance.”

    The Rough Guide to Egypt, Rough Guides, 2010, p. 126.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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