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The Minbar of Saladin

The Minbar of Saladin


Singer, Lynette

ed. Cl. New York, 2008

Book ID: 78568

One of the masterpieces of Islamic art. Made in the 12th century, on Saladins conquest of Jerusalem, it was placed in the al-Aqsa Mosque, where it remained for almost 800 years. Then, in 1969, it was burned down by an Australian fanatical Christian. This book charts the difficult process of reconstructing the minbar from scratch, a challenge made even more difficult by the lack of the necessary skills and the loss of the secrets of its original construction and decoration

256 pp., 200 color and B&W illus.