Lunch-box for Khushqadam (V&A)

Conserved at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Scan from Saracenic Heraldry

Inscription on the lid, repeated on the body:

ممّل عمل برسم المقرّ الأشرف العالي المولوي الأميري الكبيري الزيني خشقدم الصاحب زمام الآدر الشريفة وأمير خازندار وما مع ذلك الملكي

This is one of the objects made for His Most Noble and High Excellency, our Lord, the Great Amir, Zayn al-dīn Khushqadam, the Vizier, Warden of the Noble Princesses, and Amir Treasurer and what is implied by it, (officer) of al-Malik…

Possible dating: before 894/1489

Dimensions: 24x14x16 cm

For more details:

To Khushqadam’s page

Cite this blog post
Simon Rousselot (2020, April 4). Lunch-box for Khushqadam (V&A). Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from

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