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4 November 2009
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Khayriyah Hosn Madrassa

(Sett AlHosn Madrassa)

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Brief Notes
  • Location: el-Nouri district
  • Surface area: 98 m2
  • Commissioned by: Mrs. Khayriah Hosn, wife of Mameluke Prince Kotlobeik
  • Date of construction: 716 H/ 1316 CE
  • Historical period: Mameluke
  • Characteristics: Mrs. Khayriah Hosn dedicated this building to the soul of her husband Prince Kotlobeik, whose tomb is within the madrassa. This monument is, at present, used by the Society for Honouring the Deads.
  • Proprietor: Islamic Awqaf Directorate of Tripoli

Superstructure

Central Room: Cross vault emphasized by deep widening lines going from corner to center leading to an octagonal opening.

Prayer Room: Covered by a simple cross vault resting on corner pilars. On top of the mihrab (sanctuary) there is a cushioned arch.

Third and Smallest Room: Cross vaulting of emphasized lines ending in a rosette.


Architectural Features and Decorative Details

Exterior

Portal: Centrally set; a rectangle the height of the building; framed by a plain fish scale motif; opened by an archway built of alternating black and white stone, the two side stones and the central one are joggled.

Windows: Three identical in size and decoration; set just above street level; provided with metal bars for security; alternating black and white stones on the sides and joggled stones above a white lintel on top; topped by two arched opening on both sides of portal.


Signs and Inscriptions

There are six lines of engraving (naksh) that are present above the door on a squarish slab of stone representing the wakif of this monument.

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