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Creator

Denis Baly

Creation Date

1977

Description

087- A close-up of the inside of the Bab al-Qattanin, or the Gate of the Cotton Merchants. The Cotton Merchant’s Gate is one of the grandest gates on the Haram Sharif and is located in the western wall of the Haram Sharif. The gate leads into the Cotton Merchant’s Market (Suq al-Qattanin), which was built by the Mamluk al-Malik al-Nasir Muhammad in the 14th century, and which according to K.A.C Creswell was the finest bazaar in Syria. The entrance portal (not visible in this image) is located within a much larger deeply recessed portal containing impressive muqarnas or stalactite decoration and outlined by an arch with alternating red and white ablaq masonry.

Geographic Reference

Jerusalem

Keywords

Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine

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