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

Cite this blog post
Simon Rousselot (2020, May 6). Zawiya and Fountain of sultan Faraj (Cairo). Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from

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