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Guide to Mamluk Art

Mamluk Glass Ex Rothschild

Mamluk Gilded and Enameled Finger Bowl ex Rothschild

Guide to Mamluk Art

Welcome to this growing display.  The Mamluks ruled an empire based in Egypt that extended west to Syria north into what is now Central Turkey and south into the Sudan. Of course that included Palestine and the Levant as well. Their rule lasted from from 1250 to 1517.

Mamluk means "slave" or "owned" in Arabic and the Mamluks trace their origin to a slave caste of Cicassian  bought by the Ayyubid sultans. Realizing the military potential of the warlike Turks they quickly became the bodyguards and elite shock troops of the Ayyubid dynasty. The Mamluks finally grew stronger than their masters overthrowing the last Ayyubid Sultan Turanshah in 1250.

The Mamluk reign was one of fighting but also of culture and riches. Sitting on top of major trade routes including the Nile river, the western terminus of the Silk Route and the short caravan route that provided access between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea (the sea route to India). Until the Portuguese circumnavigated the Horn of Africa the Mamluks were at the hub of world trade.

The Mamluk Sultans of Egypt

Mamluk Artivory inlaid micro mosaic decorated games board

Mamluk Micro Mosaic Work

My parents had a magnificent one of these which my sister destroyed. They are truly a marvel when you see a good one.

Mamluk Pottery and tile

 

 

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