Inlaid metal candlestick-base, mid-13th century AD,
Ayyūbid Jazīrah, Coll. of Dr. P. Costa (NC).


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p6, MAA - 259 - The Mamluks - 1250-1517 by David Nicolle
A little known inlaid bronze candlestick-holder shows late Ayyubid or early Mamluk cavalrymen fighting with various weapons. Some ride elaborately caparisoned horses which also have chamfrons to protect their heads. Here a horse-archer carries no other weapon and has no visible armour, whereas the trooper with a long lance also has a sword and a lamellar jawshan cuirass. (Private coll., Rome, author's photo).



Referenced as figure 300 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
300. Inlaid metal candlestick-base, mid-13th century AD, Ayyūbid Jazīrah, Coll. of Dr. P. Costa (NC).




See also an Ayyubid inlaid metal basin, 1247-1249AD, Freer Gallery of Art (d'Arenberg Basin)
Inlaid bronze bowl, late 13th or early 14th centuries AD, Mamlūk, Victoria and Albert Museum
Ayyubid or Mamluk inlaid metal basin, 13th century AD, Staatliche Museen, Berlin
Illustrations of Egyptian/Syrian Costume & Soldiers
13th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers






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