Automaton Lancer in Saljuq Costume, by al-Jazari, 1206AD. Topkapi Palace Library MS Ahmet III 2111.


Manuscript of the Automata (Jazīra 1206 AD), showing warrior with very large 'Acorn-bladed' spear and two-handed method of holding. (Topkapu Library, Sulṭān Ahmet III)
Source: p180, David Nicolle, "An introduction to arms and warfare in classical Islam", in: Islamic Arms and Armour, ed. Robert Elgood, London 1979



See also:
Automaton in Saljuq Costume, by al-Jazari, 1206AD. f.121 Topkapi Palace Library MS Ahmet III 3472.
Kitab fi marifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya by al-Jazari. Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices, Syria or Egypt, 1315AD
Seljuk Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers









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