Amir Khayrbak Funerary Complex

Amir Khayrbak Funerary Complex

Amir Khayrbak Funerary Complex, Mosque-Madrasa of Al-Amir Khair Bak or Khayrbak Mosque is really a religious complex at Bab al-Wazir street, Islamic Cairo, Egypt. It originally contained a mausoleum established by the Ottoman governor of Egypt Khayr Bak in 1502 CE
























On the surface there is a domed roof with floral motifs, an arched entrance covered with muqarnas, a pathway that results in north end of the complex, and a minaret which lost its peak at the earthquake of 1884, but was reconstructed in 2003.

As for the interior, it’s rectangular shaped and there is an incised bowl with four ribs, and it’s surrounded by four iwans.The eastern and western iwans are deeper compared to iwan with qibla which occupies the southern side of the building and the northern iwan on the contrary side, because of the building being rectangular. The walls of the iwans are surrounded by 1.5 meters marble mantle above the madrasa floor, topped with a strip inscribed with verses from Surah al-Fath.The mihrab is in the middle of the southern wall and is surrounded by two smaller rings. These three girders occupy the complete area of the southern iwan.



City: cairo
Region: El Darb El Ahmar
Place: Amir Khayrbak Funerary Complex
Date: 16/9/2022
Location: see on map