Palace of Ṭāz (Cairo)

Located on Sharia Suyufiya, Cairo.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

One emblem above the entrance gate.

Upper field with a pen-box, central field with a cup between a pair of polo-sticks, lower field with a fleur-de-lis

Following Leo Mayer (Saracenic Heraldry, p. 228-229) and Michael Meinecke (Zur mamlukischen Heraldik, p. 271-273), this emblem can’t be the one of emir Ṭāz as he died in 763/1362 because it displays the emblems’ composition of emirs of sultan Īnāl and is therefore a century younger than the palace.

Possible dating: between 857/1453 and 865/1461

Close-up of the emblem:

Cite this blog post
Simon Rousselot (2020, March 7). Palace of Ṭāz (Cairo). Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from

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