Today we show you a unique masterpiece displayed in the Museum of Islamic Arts, the Key of Ka’aba.
Made of copper inlaid with silver, it is considered to be the oldest existing model ever seen for keys of the Ka’aba, dating back to the Mamluk period (14century AD)
This key belonged to the Mamluk sultan Al-Ashraf Sha’ban. Verses from the Holy Quran are inscribed on the key from Surat Al-Fath as well as the name and titles of sultan al-Ashraf Sha’ban.
It’s attributed to 765 AH /1363 -1364 AD.