Tray with epigraphic emblem (V&A)

Conserved at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Six epigraphic emblems. Possibly made by sultan Al-Mansur Abū Bakr b. Muḥammad in the memory of his father al-Nāṣir Muḥammad.

Glory to our lord the Sultan al-Malik al-Nāṣir, who is wise, diligent and just, who harries the enemy, ever engaging in Holy War, who is always at his station, ready to defend the frontiers, who has divine support and is granted victory, Nāṣir al-Dunya wa’l-Dīn, who slays the unbelievers and the idolaters, who revives justice among the inhabitants of the world, father of the poor and the indigent, Sultan al-Malik al-Mansur Nāṣir al-Dunya wa’l-Dīn.

Possible dating: m. 14th century

Dimensions: Diam. 78,7 cm

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Simon Rousselot (2020, February 26). Tray with epigraphic emblem (V&A). Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from

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