Name of Object:
Inscribed limestone panel
Ajlun Archaeological Museum
Date of Object:
Hegira 659 / AD 1261
Material(s) / Technique(s):
Length 1.27 m, width 58 cm
Period / Dynasty:
An inscribed limestone panel documenting the rebuilding of the Castle of Ajlun in Shaban in AH 659 (July 1261), during the reign of the Mamluk Sultan al-Zahir Baybars (AH 658–76 / AD 1260–77).
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An inscribed limestone panel, written in naskhi (cursive) script, that documents the rebuilding of the third floor of the Castle of Ajlun on the 20th of Sha‘ban in AH 659 (July 1261), by Amir ‘Izz al-Din Aybak al-‘Ala’i, during the reign of the Mamluk Sultan al-Zahir Baybars (658–76 / 1260–77).
‘Izz al-Din Aybak al- ‘Ala’i
How date and origin were established:
The inscription itself bears the dates of the reconstruction of the third floor of the castle.
How Object was obtained:
The panel was recovered in 1963 during restoration of the Castle of Ajlun and the cleaning of the surrounding moat.
How provenance was established:
The panel was found in the immediate vicinity of the castle, in the moat.
العابدي.محمود، الآثار الإسلامية في فلسطين و الأردن، 1973، ص 221-230.
Citation of this web page:
Aida Naghawy "Inscribed limestone panel" in Discover Islamic Art, Museum With No Frontiers, 2021. https://islamicart.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;ISL;jo;Mus01_B;30;en