The mosque of Zahir Baybars in Cairo was built in 1268 by this powerful Mamluk Sultan. It was a large structure built for the refugees who flocked to Cairo from Iraq and Syria following the Mongol invasion. When Napoleon came to Egypt he made the mosque into a fort, Fort Sukowlski, and it subsequently became a soap factory and then a bakery. The mosque has laid in a stage of ruin for many years and until recent, no renovation work has ever been done to help it recover. We thought here at The Arabesque® we could possibly recapture a glimpse of this grand building's history and beauty. The work we have done here is a painting of an arabesque laced window pattern from that mosque. The arabesque laced window that we painted on canvas and embellished with mosaics, crystals, and all types of colors is actually from a historic drawing of that mosque. Enjoy soothing colors of light green, pearlescent shades, pastel mosaics, and brilliance, in this beautiful one-of-a-kind wall painting. We have tried to revive a little bit of beauty and a little bit of the history of Zahir Baybars and his amazing era as a Mamluk Sultan in this eye-turning work of art for your home or office.
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