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Battle axe of a member of the Sultan's Guard
Hegira 900–904 / AD 1495–1499
Iron, gold damascening, heat-blued
This axe belonged to a member of the Life Guards of Sultan Muhammad ibn Qaytbay from the Caucasian-Burji Mamluks. The Mamluks ruled Egypt and Syria from AH 648 / AD 1250. After their empire fell to the Ottomans in AH 922 / AD 1517, a wealth of Mamluk booty was removed to Istanbul.
"Battle axe of a member of the Sultan's Guard" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus22;20;en
MWNF Working Number: AT2 20