Illustration from

An Arabic Translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides

by ‛Abdullah ibn al-Fadl, dated A.H. 621/ A.D. 1224

Iraq or Northern Jazira, possibly Baghdad


Swordsman


Source: God's Warriors by Helen J. Nicholson & David Nicolle
Referenced on p35, God's Warriors, Knights Templar, Saracens and the Battle for Jerusalem by Helen Nicholson & David Nicolle:
A soldier with a turban and a straight sword, probably hung from a baldric rather than a belt. He appears in a medical manuscript written in Iraq in AD 1224. (Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, inv. 575121; photograph David Nicolle)

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