Mosque of Uzbak al-Yūsufī (Cairo)

Located in the neighborhood of Ibn Tulun Mosque, Cairo.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

Several emblems of Uzbak al-Yūsufī above the entrance gate and on the facade (bad condition). Two epigraphic emblems of sultan Qāytbāy on the sabil.

Inscription on the mosque:

أمر بإنشاء هذا المسجد الجامع المقرّ الأشرف الكريم العالي السيفي أزبك اليوسفي امير رأس نوبة النّواب الملكي الأشرفي بتأريخ شهر شعبان المكرّم سنة تسعمائة

Ordered to build this mosque His Most Noble and Honorable and high Excellency Sayf al-Dīn Uzbak al-Yūsufī, Amir Chief of the Mamluks of al-Malik al-Ashraf. On the date of the honored Sha’bān of the year 900 of the Hijra (May 1495).

Epigraphic emblems:

ابو النصر قايتباي عز لمولانا السلطان الملك الاشرف عز نصره

Ābū’l-Nāṣr Qāytbāy (u) Glory to our lord the sultan al-Malik al-Ashraf (c) may his victory be glorified (l)

Possible dating: 900/1494-95

Close-ups of the emblems:

For more details:

To Uzbak al-Yūsufī’s page

To sultan Qāytbāy’s page

Cite this blog post
Simon Rousselot (2020, March 7). Mosque of Uzbak al-Yūsufī (Cairo). Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from

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