Cenotaph for Khudābirdī al-Ẓāhirī

Conserved at the Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo.

One emblem on each side of the cenotaph. All the same.

ممّا عمل برسم الأمير خضابردي الظاهري المعمار بدرب الحجاز غفر الله له وللمسلمين

This is one of the objects made for the Amir Khudābirdī al-Ẓāhirī, builder of the Ḥijāz Road, may God forgive him and the Muslims.

Possible dating: around or after 954/1547

Close-ups of the emblem:

To Khudābirdī al-Ẓāhirī’s page

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