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Name of Object:

Panel from Sultan Lajin's minbar


Copenhagen, Denmark

Holding Museum:

The David Collection

About The David Collection, Copenhagen

Date of Object:

Hegira 696 / AD 1296

Museum Inventory Number:

Inv.no. 7/1976

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Octagonal, carved sycamore

Period / Dynasty:



Egypt, Cairo


The panel comes from the great minbar (pulpit) that the Mamluk sultan al-Mansur Husam al-Din Lajin had erected in the Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo in 1296. The sides of the some four-meter-high minbar were covered with panels of different shapes that together formed a complicated geometric pattern consisting of several hundred parts.

Citation of this web page:

 "Panel from Sultan Lajin's minbar" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://islamicart.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;31;en

MWNF Working Number: DN 31


 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period


On display in

MWNF Galleries

Furniture and woodwork


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