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Style: Circassian Mamluk Style: Circassian Mamluk

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Ashrafi Dinar
Ashrafi Dinar

This gold coin with the name of Sultan Ashraf Barsbay was minted in Cairo in AH 829 (AD 1425).

Coin

Ashrafi Dinar with Simple Calligraphy
Ashrafi Dinar with Simple Calligraphy

The gold dinar, minted in Cairo in the name of Sultan Ashraf Barsbay, has a phrase engraved with naskh calligraphy.

Dinar

Base of a Candle Stand of Sultan Qaitbay
Base of a Candle Stand of Sultan Qaitbay

The base of a stand that was used to hold candles. At the center, the base is higher than the rest of the piece; the lower part is decorated with a band of interlaced flowers and leaves separated by repeated blazons inscribed with the name of the Sultan Qaitbay.

Candlestick

Basin of Qaitbay
Basin of Qaitbay

This basin of Qaitbay has many straight sides with a flat bottom and a rather wide rim.

Implements And Utensils

Black and Blue Tile With Drawing of a Lamp
Black and Blue Tile With Drawing of a Lamp

A pottery tile with a black and blue drawing on a white background under a transparent glaze is dominated by a drawing of a huge mosque lamp hanging on a chain.

Tile

Bottom of a Bowl, Imitating China Porcelain
Bottom of a Bowl, Imitating China Porcelain

Bottom of a bowl made of the material known as imitation Chinese porcelain, which was widespread in eastern Islamic areas. The decorative motif of this fragment consists of a flower with fifteen petals. The designs are in blue and black on a white background.

Bowl

Brass Washbasin
Brass Washbasin

Brass washbasin with a ribbed edge inclined outwards; there are twelve ribs. The washbasin is decorated inside with a Kufic inscription on a floral background. The center of the washbasin is decorated, at the bottom, with a drawing of a flower that has numerous petals.

Basin

Candlestick of Sultan Qaitbay(Qāitbāy)
Candlestick of Sultan Qaitbay(Qāitbāy)

This brass candlestick carries the name of Sultan Qaitbay(Qāitbāy) and is decorated with Naskh inscription border and floral and geometrical designs.

Candlestick

Ceramic Tiles With Floral Decoration
Ceramic Tiles With Floral Decoration

A group of ceramic tiles is decorated with various forms of ornamentation; among the group there is a remarkable hexagonal earthen tile.

Tile

Copper Candlestick of Sultan Qaitbay
Copper Candlestick of Sultan Qaitbay

This copper candlestick carries the name of Sultan Qaitbay. It is decorated with Naskh inscription and geometrical, floral, and blazon designs.

Candlestick

Copper Food Container
Copper Food Container

This copper food container has three pots of rectangular form stacked on top of each other. It serves to keep the food hot for a long time.

Food Column

Fragment of The Bottom of a Bowl with The Blazon of a Jukandar
Fragment of The Bottom of a Bowl with The Blazon of a Jukandar

A fragment of the bottom of a bowl made of pottery glazed with mina. It bears two circles; in the smaller circle there is a polo mallet, which symbolize the post of the jukandar, the person responsible for training the sultan in the game of polo.

Bottom of Vessel

Fragment of The Bottom of a Vessel with a Sword Blazon
Fragment of The Bottom of a Vessel with a Sword Blazon

A fragment of the bottom of a vessel made of clay and glazed with mina. It is decorated with a sword blazon, which symbolized the person responsible for all weaponry, that of the sultan and the armory. Therefore, the vessel was probably made for a person, who once occupied this position.

Fragment of a Vessel

Glass Balance Weight of Sultan Qaitbay
Glass Balance Weight of Sultan Qaitbay

The glass scale weight is hazel and cylindrical in shape. On the top of the weight, a naskh calligraphy includes the name of Sultan Qaitbay.

Measuring Equipment

Gospel Cover with Glass Jewelry Cross
Gospel Cover with Glass Jewelry Cross

This Gospel cover is made of silver and has a cross set with glass jewelry with a Coptic inscription on the cover.

Manuscript

Iron Arrows with Floral Designs
Iron Arrows with Floral Designs

These arrows with pointed iron heads and wooden shafts are decorated with floral designs.

Warfare / Hunting and Fishing Equipment

Iron Sword of Al-Adil Tumanbay
Iron Sword of Al-Adil Tumanbay

The iron sword has a handle of horn and a silver hilt. The sword is decorated with gold inlaid text and has. leather sheath and strengthened edged with metal.

Warfare / Hunting and Fishing Equipment

Lantern with Tray for Seven Small Lanterns
Lantern with Tray for Seven Small Lanterns

A brass lantern has a tray for carrying seven smaller lanterns, hung by three brass chains. It is surmounted by a semi-round cover decorated on the outer surface with calligraphy.

Lighting Equipment and Implements

Large Marble Jar for Storing Drinking Water
Large Marble Jar for Storing Drinking Water

This large white marble jar is simple in shape and is decorated with Naskh calligraphy. Jars of this kind were for domestic use and were almost always made of pottery.

Receptacle / Vessel

Manuscript Written in both Arabic and Coptic
Manuscript Written in both Arabic and Coptic

A manuscript written in both Arabic and Coptic; it bears a picture of two figures, perhaps angels, who are carrying two birds. Underneath the figures, there are eight interlaced circles, containing floral designs. They are intersected by four additional circles containing crosses.

Manuscript

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