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Name of Object:

Battle axe of a member of the Sultan's Guard

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Date:

Hegira 900–904 / AD 1495–1499

Type of object:

Armour

Museum Inventory Number:

HJRK_C_113

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Iron, gold damascening, heat-blued

Period / Dynasty:

Mamluk

Provenance:

Egypt?

Description:

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.

Citation of this web page:

 "Battle axe of a member of the Sultan's Guard" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;at;Mus22;20;en&id=arms_and_armoury

MWNF Working Number: AT2 20

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