Bronze revetment of the Main Mosque’s North Gate (Damascus)

Located on the North Gate of the Main Mosque, Damascus.

Scan from Saracenic Heraldry

At least one emblem.

Lower half inscription:

عمّر هذا الباب المبارك في أيّام مولانا السلطان الملك الناصر فرج ابن برقوق باشره مولانا ملك الأمرآء نوروز

This blessed door was built in the days of our Lord, the Sultan al-Malik al-Nāṣir Faraj, son of Barqūq. Our Lord the Governor-General, Nawrūz, carried it out.

Possible dating: 809/1406 (mentioned by the other part of the inscription)

To Nawrūz al-Ḥāfiẓī’s page

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