The Museum of Islamic Art
Museum of Islamic Art is really a wonderful reservoir of Islamic antiquities. Has a workforce of about 10,200 important works of art that can not be explored in a day. The museum displays works of art of different Islamic eras that have passed through Egypt, including the Fatimid period, and periods of Turkish and Persian. The Fatimid era, and you can find a fantastic range of wooden planks that are surviving elements just west of the palace of Al Kahira Palace. And people love the craft of mihrabs graves Sayeda Ruqayya and Sayeda Nafeesa.
Ayyubid period can be found beautifully carved wooden tabut (coffin) of the Al-Hussein, in addition to a fine inlaid brass candlesticks. Of the Mamluk era, there was a group of enamelled mosque lamps, as well as vaccination of wood, metal, marble furniture, and different things. Tatar and Mohamed Higaziya provides us the platform to their school (the grave). Boxes of the Koran that once belonged to the Sultan Shaaban are true pieces of art that represents the drafting of minutes. Beautiful rugs from Iran and Turkey are simply eye-catching. Patio has a beautiful fountain of the nineteenth century has been obtained from the palace on the island of Roda Monasterli.
These antiques are only a fraction of the display in the museum. They are only examples of the most important artifacts in the museum. Museum of Islamic Art is in place in the Bab El Khalq Egyptian library. Port Saed take place to reach the intersection with Muhammad Ali Ahmad Maher in the Holy place. The museum is open all week 9:00 to 4:00 p.m., except Friday, when it is open from 9:30 to 11:30 and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On the other hand, you take a look at Cairo, you will find Islamic architecture everywhere. Old (historic) Cairo is a museum open to the beautiful architecture of Islam where it can be seen that the geometric shapes are the main elements of this art. This is because in Islam, it is believed that images of people ages is a return to pagan idolatry. So instead of Islamic art is used drawings (arabesque). Islamic art has changed with the change of ruling periods. The evolution of Islamic art began from the Fatimid period.
Examples of the architecture of the Fatimid period are the mosque El Azhar and Hakim Be Amr Allah Mosque. The following period was that of the Ayyubids, and citadel is the best example of the art and architecture of this time period in Egypt. The Mausoleum of Sultan Al Mansour Qalawon symbolizes the Mamluk Bahri. The Mamluk Bahri Mamluks Circassean follow and they built many school buildings like the Mausoleum of El Zahir Baybers and Mausoleum of Sultan El Ghuri. Mosque of Mohammed Ali embodied the Ottoman period.