Zawiya and Fountain of sultan Faraj (Cairo)

Located in front of Bab Zuwayla, Cairo.

Photograph taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

It was first constructed as a madrasa by the powerful civil official Jamāl al-dīn Yūsuf who fell into disgrace the year after.

His emblem remains inside the building although the colors seem to have been added later.

Possible dating : 811/1408

To the index of civil officials


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