The Italian Gallery

During the second half of the 15th century, relations between several Italian city-states, especially Venice, and the Mamluk sultanate grew stronger. Commercial links were reinforced as the taste for Eastern precious objects (such as metalware) gained popularity in the West.

This new habit eventually led artists to incorporate details from Mamluk art into their paintings. This is particularly the case with emblems and especially the most frequent one at that time, the Qāytbāy-type emblem.

Here is a list of Italian paintings representing Mamluk emblems: