Ibn Rassam

Ibn al-Rassam (literally Son of the Draftsman) was an Egyptian Muslim Alchemist and tile-maker and Mosaic designer, who flourished during the Mamluk Bahri dynasty (1250–1382).[1]

Ibn Rassam is widely known to have invented the techniques through which he obtained copper from varieties of malachite, he also ascertained indigo by heating various substances.[2] He was also a colleague of the chemist, Abul Ashba ibn Tammam (d.1361).


  1. "Architects and Artists in Mamluk Society: The Perspective of the Sources". doi:10.1111/j.1531-314X.1998.tb00253.x. JSTOR 1425493.
  2. M. Th. Houtsma, Martijn Theodoor Houtsma. E.J. Brill's first encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936, Volume 4. Retrieved 2010-06-14.

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 5/2/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.