Illustration from

Kitab al-Diryaq, mid 13th century

Frontispiece

Probably of the Seljuk Sultanate of Iconium (which was subject to the Khanate of Persia).


A larger image of the Frontis, Kitab al-Diryaq (the Book of Antidotes) by Pseudo-Gallen.


Kitab al-Diryaq (the Book of Antidotes) by Pseudo-Gallen, probably from Mosul northern Iraq, c1250.
MS. AF 10, folio 1r, Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Austria.



Referenced on p106-7, God's Warriors, Knights Templar, Saracens and the Battle for Jerusalem by Helen Nicholson & David Nicolle:
Kitab al Tiryaq, 'Book of Antidotes'. Made in Mosul c. AD 1250. Huntsmen career along the top register while a caravan fills the lower panel. In the middle a prince watches a man cook kebabs.



Referenced as figure 304 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
304. Manuscript from Mosul, Kitāb al Diryak, mid-13th century AD, National Lib., Ms. AF. 10, Vienna (Mart).
pp453-4: Oddly enough there seem to be more illustrations of mamluk horse-archers from the later Ayyubid eras, in the 13th century, than from the days of Salah ad Din himself. Their equipment would appear to have been fairly standardized, with a minority wearing heavy armour and riding horses possibly with bards and chanfrons (Figs. 129, 291, 300, 304, 307, 308 and 651).


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