The Sultan and his Court
‘The Sultan’s authority was expressed in ceremonials and magnificent courtly surroundings.’
The Mamluk sultan also acted as commander-in-chief of his armies and was a major player in the realm of international diplomacy. The sultan’s authority and glory was expressed in elaborate ceremonials, magnificent courtly surroundings and privileged pastimes, such as falconry and hunting.

About hegira 692–743 / AD 1293–1341
The British Museum
London, England, United Kingdom
The splendour of the Mamluk sultan was evident in the luxurious objects that surrounded him at court, such as this richly decorated basin for washing.