Caravanserai of sultan Qāytbāy (Cairo)

Located next to Bab al-Nasr, Cairo.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

Two epigraphic emblems above the entrance gate. Empty round shapes dividing the inscription on the wood lintel (painted emblems?).

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: 885/1480

Close-up of the emblem:

For more details:

https://islamicinscriptions.cultnat.org/InscriptionDetails?id=6802

https://islamicinscriptions.cultnat.org/InscriptionDetails?id=6817

To sultan Qāytbāy’s page



Cite this blog post
Simon Rousselot (2020, March 9). Caravanserai of sultan Qāytbāy (Cairo). Mamluk Emblems Online Corpus. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/rdkc

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