Reliefs of shields on the Bab al-Nasr (the Gate of Victory) in Cairo, executed in 1087


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Source: Islamic Arts and Architecture.



Referenced as figure 159 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
159. Reliefs, c.1087 AD, Fāṭimid, in situ, Bāb al Naṣr, Cairo.

Referenced on p15, MAA - 320 Armies of the Caliphates 862-1098 by David Nicolle.
The Bab al-Naşr gate in Cairo, built in 1087.



A Fatimid Infantryman from Armies and Enemies of the Crusades 1096-1291 by Ian Heath, whose shield is based on the Bab al-Nasr reliefs.
Fatimid Illustrations of Soldiers and Hunters, 10th - 12th Centuries










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