Palace of Māmāy al-Sayfī (Cairo)

Located close to El-Gamaleya Street (Beet al-Qadi), Cairo.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

Several emblems on the facade.

Inscription in the bay of the portal:

المقرّ الكريم العالي السيفي ماماي عين مقدّمين الألوف بالديار المصريّة الملكي الأشرفي عزّ نصره بتأريخ شهر ذي القعدة الحرام سنة إحده وتسعمائة

[Ordered the construction of the blessed palace] His Honorable and High Excellency, Sayf al-Dīn Māmāy, Commander designate of a Thousand in Egypt of al-Malik al-Ashraf, may his victory be glorious. On the date of Dhu-l-Qa’da (?) of the year 901 (July-August 1496).

Possible dating: 901/1496

Close-up of the emblem:

To Māmāy al-Sayfī ‘s page

Cite this blog post
Simon Rousselot (2020, March 6). Palace of Māmāy al-Sayfī (Cairo). Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from

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