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Name of Object:

Qaytbay, Circassian Mamluk, Sultan of Egypt, died 1495

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Date:

Undated

Type of object:

Painting

Museum Inventory Number:

GG_5195

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Paper on carton

Period / Dynasty:

Austrian?

Provenance:

Austria?

Description:

Qaytbay was a Mamluk Sultan who ruled Egypt and Syria from AH 872 / AD 1468 until his death in AH 901 / AD 1496. His reign marked a final cultural flowering in Egypt, which coincided with its growing conflicts with the Ottoman Empire. This portrait is probably based on a now-lost prototype once in the collection of Paolo Giovio, which also served as the model for a painting now in the Uffizi Galleries and a woodcut by Tobias Stimmer.

From the collection of over 900 portraits that Archduke Ferdinand II of Tyrol (AD 1529–1595) began to assemble in 1576. The small paintings come from a variety of sources and depict both historical and contemporary personalities.

Citation of this web page:

 "Qaytbay, Circassian Mamluk, Sultan of Egypt, died 1495" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;at;Mus22;11;en&id=portraits

MWNF Working Number: AT2 11

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