B01.088 Façade of the Madrasa al-Tankiziyya

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Baly, Denis
Jerusalem; Israel/Palestine; History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
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088- A view of the street façade of the Madrasa al-Tankiziyya, commissioned by the Mamluk governor Amir Sayf al-Din Abu Sa’id Tankiz, who ruled over Syria for part of his career, in 1328-29. The portal consists of a deep recess crowned by three levels of muqarnas tiering, supporting a semi-dome decorated with chevron fluting. Above and below an inscription band are fine ablaq inlay panels.