• Science in Art Tour 7

    SCIENCE IN ART
    TOUR

Find this object in the Pattern in Art Gallery on Floor 2

The Mamluk rulers built mosques, mausolea and madrasas in their capital at Cairo, and commissioned elaborate artworks to decorate their architectural projects – particularly enameled and gilded glass, inlaid metalwork, textiles and woodwork. These two doors are an excellent example of Mamluk arts. They show the great variety of infinite geometric patterns that were developed by mathematicians in the Islamic world.

WW.13 and WW.15, Cairo, Egypt, 1300 – 1400 CE

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