Public fountain of Shaykhū (Cairo)

Located in the Bab al-Wazir Cemetery, in front of the mausoleum of Yūnus al-Dawādār, Cairo.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

Emblems of the emir and the sultan alternate.

Historical portion of the inscription:

أمر بإنشاء هذا السبيل المبارك المبرور العبد الفقير الى الله تعالى شيخوا الملكي الناصري وكان الفراغ في شهر ذي القعدة سنة خمس وخمسين وسبعمائة

… Ordered the construction of this blessed public fountain, a pious work, the servant yearning for God the Exalted, Shaykhū, (officer) of al-Malik al-Nāṣir. (The work) was finished in the month of Dhu-l-Qa’da of the year 755 (began 17th November 1354).

Possible dating: 755/1354

Close-up of the emblems:

To Shaykhū’s page

To sultan al-Nāṣir Muḥammad’s page

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

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