Madrasa of sultan Barqūq (Cairo)

Located in Sharia al-Mu’izz li-Din Allah, between the complex of sultan Qalāwūn and the madrasa of sultan al-Nāṣir Muḥammad, Cairo.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

Epigraphic emblems on the main corridor’s doors and in grating panels above the four doors of the courtyard.

Epigraphic emblem on the door:

برقوق السلطان الملك الظاهر عز نصره

Barqūq (u) the sultan al-Malik al-Ẓāhir (c) may his victory be glorified (l)

Epigraphic emblem on the grating panels:

الظاهر السلطان الملك برقوق

al-Ẓāhir (u) the sultan al-Malik (c) Barqūq (l)

Possible dating: 786/1384-788/1386

Close-up of the emblems:

For more details:

To sultan Barqūq’s page

Cite this blog post
Simon Rousselot (2020, March 7). Madrasa of sultan Barqūq (Cairo). Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from

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