File- A wooden door dating back to Muhammad Ali Dynasty.
CAIRO - 28 April 2020: Egypt's Min.of Tourism&Antiquities organized a guided tour for a wooden door dating back to Muhammad Ali Dynasty (13th century AH / 19th century AD).
This door is one of the masterpieces from the Ottoman era, and counts among the largest silver-plated doors in the whole world. It bears the name of the artist who made it, Yahudah Aslan.
This door was brought in to the Museum of Islamic Art from the Mosque of al-Sayyidah Zaynab. It is a vivid testimony of Muslim tolerance towards adherents of other faiths, as well as the perfection reached by non-Muslim artisans in incorporating Islamic motifs in their artifacts.
Gihan Nabil from the learning center of the Grand Egyptian Museum and the tour guide Dina Ezz Aldin provided the explanation to this tour and Media Hub produced it.