Carving of the Shah at Taq-i-Bustan
Khusru (Khosro, Chosroes) II, Aparvez (Parviz)
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Referenced on p.39, EH - 071 - D.Nicolle - The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632-750
The huge and almost freestanding rock-relief carving of one of the last Sassanian Shahinshah
shows a horseman in full mail armour with a face-covering mail aventail hanging from the rim of his segmented helmet.
He is armed with a heavy spear plus archery equipment and rides a partially armoured horse, (in situ Taq-i Bustan, Iran)
93. LATE SASSANID CLIBANARIUS by Ian Heath
125 & 126. SASSANID PERSIAN CLIBANARII by Phil Barker
Other Ancient Illustrations
Persian Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Index of Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers