image courtesy of Pictures From History | Licence: Public Domain
image courtesy of Pictures From History | Licence: Public Domain

The interior of the Mosque of Sultan al-Mu'ayyad

c.1839

Pascal Xavier Coste

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Title

The interior of the Mosque of Sultan al-Mu'ayyad

Date

c.1839

Description

Pascal Xavier Coste was a French architect. His father was one of the leading joiners in Marseille. Showing intellectual and artistic promise, Pascal began his studies in the studio of Penchaud, architect of the departement and the municipalite. In 1814, he was received into the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His time in Paris was a pivotal one in his life - there he met the geographer Edme François Jomard, who put him in touch with the viceroy of Egypt, Mehmet Ali, who took Coste on as his architect in 1817.

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Location

Mosque of Sultan al-Muayyad, Cairo, Egypt

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

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