Mausoleum and madrasa of sultan Qānṣūh al-Ghawrī (Cairo)

Located near al-Azhar mosque, known as madrasa al-Ghawriyya, Cairo.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

Two epigraphic emblems above the entrance gate:

ابو النصرقانصوه الغورى عز لمولانا السلطان الملك الاشرف عز نصره

Ābū’l-Nāṣr Qānṣūh al-Ghawrī (u) glory to our master the sultan al-Malik al-Ashraf (c) may his victory be glorified (l)

Possible dating: 909/1503

Close-up of the emblem:

For more details:

To sultan Qānṣūh al-Ghawrī’s page

Cite this blog post
Simon Rousselot (2020, March 6). Mausoleum and madrasa of sultan Qānṣūh al-Ghawrī (Cairo). Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from

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