Glass lamp for Qijlīs

Conserved at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Three emblems dividing the neck inscription and at least one emblem at the bottom of the body. All the same.

Body inscription:

هذا ما أوقفه العبد الفقير الى الله تعالى الراجي عفو ربّه الكريم قجليس الملكي الناصري

This is what was made a waqf by the servant yearning for God, the Exalted, hoping for the pardon of his generous Lord, Qijlīs, (officer) of al-Malik al-Nāṣir

Possible dating: before 731/1330

Dimensions: H. 28,9 cm

For more details:

To Qijlīs’s page

OpenEdition suggests that you cite this post as follows:
Simon Rousselot (February 25, 2020). Glass lamp for Qijlīs. Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved July 22, 2024 from

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