Coptic, Byzantine, Syrian or Arab Horse Archer on a Coptic Textile, Egypt, 7th century


Plate CV. Vol 2, The military technology of classical Islam by David Nicolle
Textile fragment, 7th century, Coptic (Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Washington)


A very similar Egyptian, Syrian or Arab Horse Archer on an Islamic Textile, Egypt or Syria, 8th century, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Compare this to Arab, Syrian or Byzantine Horse Archers, 7th-8th Centuries, possibly woven in Constantinople using an eastern motif
See also a Coptic Textile Roundel with Mounted Warriors and a Lion, 6-7th century AD
Other Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers from Coptic and Nubian sources





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