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:
- The Reception of the Venetian Ambassadors in Damascus, workshop of Gentile Bellini, Musée du Louvre, Paris
- Preach of San Marco on a square of Alexandria, Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Pinacoteca Brera, Milan
- Scenes from the life of San Marco, Giovanni Mansueti, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice
- San Marco healing Aniano, Giovanni Mansueti, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice
- San Marco baptizing Aniano, Giovanni Mansueti, Pinacoteca Brera, Milan
- San Marco evicted from the Synagogue, Giovanni Mansueti, Liechtenstein Palace, Vienna