Public fountain of sultan Qāytbāy 2 (Cairo)

Located in Sharia Saliba, Cairo.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

Several epigraphic emblems on the facade, in and above the entrance gate.

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: 884/1479-80

Close-ups of the emblems:

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