City cave, Karashahr, 8th Century AD (?)


fig. 65 (G. 469a) 'City cave' Šōrčuq. Horseman.
Mural. 8th Century. (?).
Simple spangenhelm, dark-coloured coif. Longer armour plates, on the forearms military gloves (dästānä p.)? Shield on a belt worn on the back. Bow case of tiger skin, downward tapering quiver. Straight (or slightly curved?) sword with cross guard (as in fig. 69 and 70).
fig. 66 (G 469b) 'City cave' Šōrčuq.
Two riders. Mural. Armour as on fig. 65. Flag in the form of a circular segment, with attached streamers. Related to the form of the Bayeux Embroidery.



Source: fig. 65 & 66, p 58, Bilderatlas zur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Mittel-Asiens : vol.1 by Albert von Le Coq

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Tarim Basin Frescos



Referenced as figure 454 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
454. Fresco in City Cave, 8th century AD, east Turkistānī, in situ, Sorcuk (Stein S).








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