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Minbar (pulpit) door

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Inscriptions on mashrabiyya panels: (1) inna ’llaha ya'muru bi'l-‘adli wa'l-i?san God commands justice and beneficence. (2) inna ’llaha wa-mala'ikatahu yu?alluna ‘ala ’l-nabi God and his angels pray for the prophet Inscription at bottom of doorway: 'izz li maulana al-sultan al malik . . . al-Zahir Barquq 'azza 'llahu nasrahu Honor to our master the Sultan, the King . . . al-Zahir Barquq. God magnify his victory.


Martin Brimmer (b. 1829 - d. 1896), Boston; 1877, gift of Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1877)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Islamic, Mamluk, Mamluk Period, 1382–98

Object Place

Cairo, Egypt


Overall: 258 x 95.2 x 17.8 cm (101 9/16 x 37 1/2 x 7 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cedar inlaid with ivory and ebony




Architectural elements