Complex of sultan Qāytbāy (Cairo)

Located in the Northern Cemetery, Cairo.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

Two epigraphic emblems above the entrance gate. Several others on the facades. 

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: 877/1472-879/1474

Close-ups of the emblem:

For more details:

To sultan Qāytbāy’s page

Cite this blog post
Simon Rousselot (2020, March 9). Complex of sultan Qāytbāy (Cairo). Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from

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