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THE SULTAN'S FOUNTAIN: AN IMPERIAL STORY OF CAIRO, ISTANBUL AND AMSTERDAM. Agnieszka Dobrowolska and Jaroslaw Dobrowolski. American University in Cairo Press, 2011. Published in association with Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo. Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo Edition. Distributed by Oxford University Press. 196 pp. with 169 ills. (136 col.). 24 x 17 cm. ISBN 9789774165238 In English.
Presents a well-illustrated history of a small sabil-kuttab -- a charitable foundation combining a public water dispensary with a Quranic school -- built in Cairo in 1760 by reigning Ottoman sultan Mustafa III and decorated inside with blue-and-white tiles from Amsterdam depicting scenes from the Dutch countryside, examining the connections between Cairo, Istanbul and Amsterdam in the mid-18th century and detailing recent conservation efforts at the site.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Near and Middle East/Islamic Art (Traditional) — Egypt — Architecture, Several Media
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 148343
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