Umayyad Stucco Statuette, Khirbat al Mafjar, Palestine, mid-8th century AD


Amongst the many small stucco statuettes found in the late Umayyad palace near Jericho were a pair of guardsmen. This man's headgear is now known to represent a qalansuwa quilted hat rather than a helmet. The shoulder belt which carried his scabbard is clearly visible but the painted dots which represented his mail armour can now only just be seen on his chest. (Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, Jerusalem)
Source: p.58, EH - 071 - The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632-750 by David Nicolle



Referenced as figure 124 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
124. Statue fragments from Khirbat al Mafjar, mid-8th century AD, Palestinian, Palestine Archaeological Museum, East Jerusalem.

Note the baldric.


Arab Heavy Cavalrymen in Armies of the Dark Ages 600-1066 by Ian Heath, based on this Umayyad Stucco Statuette, Khirbat al Mafjar, Palestine
See also an Umayyad Gold Dinar Coin of the Caliph 'Abd al-Malik, AD 685-705
Floor painting with hunting scene, Umayyad, Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi c.724-43AD
Umayyad Soldiers on a Coin of Yazīd ibn al Muhallab, early 8th century AD, Gurgān: Coll. of the American Numismatic Society.
Illustrations of Arabian Costume and Soldiers
Other 8th Century Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers




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