Rab’ of sultan Qāytbāy (Cairo)

Located close to his complex in the Northern Cemetery, Cairo.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

Two epigraphic emblems above the main inscription and two above the entrance gate (of what remains of the monument).

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: 879/1474-75

Close-up of the emblem:

For more details: https://islamicinscriptions.cultnat.org/InscriptionDetails?id=9375

https://islamicinscriptions.cultnat.org/InscriptionDetails?id=9376

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