Body of a candlestick for Yashbak al-Ḥamzāwī

Conserved in the 1930’s at the Kunstgewerbe-Museum, Düsseldorf.

Scan from Saracenic Heraldry

Three emblems dividing the inscription:

ممّا عمل برسم المقرّ الأشرف العالي المولوي السيّدي السيفي يشبك الحمزاوي نقيب القلعة المنصورة بدمشق المحروسة عزّ أنصاره

This is one of the objects made for His Most Noble and High Excellency, our Lord, the Master, Sayf al-dīn Yashbak al-Ḥamzāwī, Commandant of the victorious fortress in the protected Damascus, mays his victories be glorious.

Possible dating: between 851/1447 and 854/1450 (when he occupied this post)

To Yashbak al-Ḥamzāwī’s page

Cite this blog post
Simon Rousselot (2020, April 5). Body of a candlestick for Yashbak al-Ḥamzāwī. Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from

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