Foundation text with the name of Salmā (Cairo)

Belonging to a public fountain that was embedded in the wall of the Turkumani Mosque, Cairo.

Scan from Saracenic Heraldry

One emblem in the centre of the inscription:

هذا السبيل المبارك … الجاخّة سلما زوجة الجناب المرحوم العلائي أمير عليّ بن التركماني وذلك في شهر ربيع الأوّل سنة … أربعين وسبعمائة من الهجرة

[Ordered the construction?] of this blessed fountain… the pilgrim Salmā, wife of His Excellency, the late ‘Alā’ Amir al-dīn ‘Alī b. al-Turkumānī. This was done in the month of Rabī’ I of the year 740 of the Hijra (began 6th September 1339)…

Possible dating: 740/1339

To the list of emirs

Cite this blog post
Simon Rousselot (2020, April 6). Foundation text with the name of Salmā (Cairo). Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from

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