Minaret of al-Azhar mosque (Cairo)

Located in Darb al-Aḥmar, next to Kobri al-Azhar, Cairo.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

One epigraphic emblem of sultan Qānṣūh al-Ghawrī on the base of the minaret he built.

قانصوه الغوري مولانا السلطان الملك الاشرف عز نصره

Qānṣūh al-Ghawrī (u) our master, the sultan al-Malik al-Ashraf (c) May his victory be glorified (l)

Possible dating: 916/1510-11

Close-up of the emblem:

For more details: https://islamicinscriptions.cultnat.org/InscriptionDetails?id=9517

To sultan Qānṣūh al-Ghawrī’s page


OpenEdition suggests that you cite this post as follows:
Simon Rousselot (March 7, 2020). Minaret of al-Azhar mosque (Cairo). Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved July 21, 2024 from https://doi.org/10.58079/rdk0


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.