Tashrif al-Ayyam wa-l-‘Usur fi-Sirat al-Malik al-Mansur

Name of text: Tashrif al-Ayyam wa-l-‘Usur fi-Sirat al-Malik al-Mansur
Author of text: Ibn ‘Abd al-Zahir
Date of text: 1286
Date of person in text:
Name of structure in text: al-Qasr al Ablaq of Sultan al-Zahir Baybars al-Bunduqdari, Damascus
Type of structure in text: Palace
Date of structure in text 13th C
Century of structure 1: 13 AD
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Syria
Region in text:
City in text: Damascus
Specific place of mosaic in text: Walls
Description of mosaic in text:
Mosaic date in text: 13 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text?
Tesserae gold mentioned in text?
Colour descriptions in text:

Ibn ‘Abd al-Zahir, Tashrif al-Ayyam wa-l-‘Usur fi-Sirat al-Malik al-Mansur, Murad Kami led. (Cairo, 1961), 139, cited in Nasser Rabbat, ‘The Mosaics of the Qubba al-Zahiriyya in Damascus: A Classical Syrian Medium Acquires a Mamluk Signature’, ARAM, 9 (1997), 227-40, pp. 236-7.

Abdulfattah, Iman R. and Mamdouh Mohamed Sakr, ‘Glass Mosaics in a Royal Mamluk Hall: Context, Content, and Interpretation’, in Doris Behrens-Abouseif, ed., The Arts of the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria – Evolution and Impact (Bonn: Bonn University Press, 2012), 203-222, p. 203

Kenney, Ellen, ‘Mixed Metaphors: Iconography and Medium in Mamluk Glass Mosaic Decoration’, Artibus Asiae, 66.2 (2006), 175-200, p. 178

Comments: This is speculative as al-Zahir does not specify the medium of mosaic.
Building no longer extant.

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