Fresco from Faras Cathedral, Deposition of Christ from the Cross, 10th century AD, Nubian


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Referenced as figure 185 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
185. Fresco from Faras Cathedral, Nativity, 10th century AD, Nubian, Sudan National Museum, Khartoum (Michel).
Vol 2, p402: Quilted armour was certainly widely used in the similar area of Bornu many centuries later, and it may appear in contemporary art from both Nubia (Figs. 185 and 186) and Ifrīqiyah (Fig. 191).


See also St. Menas, Nubian, 9th-10th centuries AD. British Library Ms, Or. 6805, folio 10r
Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers from Coptic sources
10th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers





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