Manuscript with "Jazrafil who rides an Elephant", c. 1200 AD




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A 12th/13th century painted paper charm showing the devil armed with a curved sword and riding an elephant.
It was found in the ruins of Fustat on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt.
Source: British Museum; London. Registration number 1934,1208,0.1



Referenced on p47 Saracen Faris 1050-1250 AD by David Nicolle and Christa Hook

Referenced on p25 Acre 1291: Bloody Sunset of the Crusader States by David Nicolle

Referenced as figure 168 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
168. Paper fragment, Jazrafīl, c. 1200 AD, Ayyubid Egyptian, Dept. of Oriental Antiquities, British Museum, London



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