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FEL-257596-18
Tree of Pearls: The Extraordinary Architectural Patronage of the 13th-Century Egyptian Slave-Queen Shajar al-Durr
D. Fairchild Ruggles, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Tree of Pearls (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Tree of Pearls
Abstract: Shajar al-Durr, who ruled Egypt in the summer of 1250, was extraordinary. She rose to power from obscure origins and became the legitimate sultan. Her architectural patronage of two building ensembles combined the civic function of education with the commemorative function of a memorial.
Author: D. Fairchild Ruggles
Date: 09/26/18
Location: Center for Advanced Study , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Tree of Pearls: The Extraordinary Architectural Patronage of Egypt’s 13th-Century Slave-Sultan (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Tree of Pearls: The Extraordinary Architectural Patronage of Egypt’s 13th-Century Slave-Sultan
Abstract: “Tree of Pearls” was a slave from the Central Asian steppe who became the beloved concubine of the Ayyubid Sultan of Egypt in the mid-13th century. Through that relationship, she rose from slavery to become regent and then the appointed sultan of Egypt for three key months in the summer of 1250. This is the story of how she got there, and how she commissioned innovative works of art and architecture that charted a new course for Cairo.
Author: D. Fairchild Ruggles
Date: 04/04/19
Location: Emory University, Department of Art History

donation of digital photographs of Cairo (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: donation of digital photographs of Cairo
Abstract: A collection of digital photographs of the Tomb of Shajar al-Durr and Tomb of the Abbasid Caliphs, donated to the Aga Khan Program's archnet archive at MIT..
Director: D. Fairchild Ruggles (photographer)
Year: 2019
Address: Aga Khan Documentation Center MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 77 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE CAMBRIDGE MA 02139
Primary URL: http://archnet.org

Nafisa, al-Sayyida (Article)
Title: Nafisa, al-Sayyida
Author: D. Fairchild Ruggles
Abstract: Al-Sayyida Nafisa (d. 208/ 824), a direct descendent of the Prophet, was a pious and learned woman who became venerated in Cairo as one its most celebrated saints. Her mausoleum in Cairo’s Southern Cemetery was rebuilt many times between the 3rd/9th and 19th centuries, gradually developing into a mashhad. It is today a very popular shrine, although no original fabric survives in situ.
Year: 2019
Access Model: subscription
Format: Other
Periodical Title: Encyclopaedia of Islam, 3rd edition
Publisher: Brill


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