Tile with Saljuq horsemen, 13th Century, Kashan, Iran,
Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale, Rome, Italy

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Iran, Kashan, mattonella a rilioevo con cavalieri che giocano a polo, 1290 ca.
Iran, Kashan, tile in rilioevo with horsemen playing polo, c.1290AD
Photo by sailko



Referenced on p60, Osprey Warrior Series 10 Saracen Faris 1050-1250 AD by David Nicolle and Christa Hook.
Two members of the Saljuq Turkish cavalry elite. One carries a shield, the other a spear. Shown on a 13th century glazed tile from Iran. The rider on the right appears to be wearing a double-pointed dushakh hat (Mus. of Oriental Art, Inv. 1056, Rome, Italy).

Referenced on p24, God's Warriors, Knights Templar, Saracens and the Battle for Jerusalem by Helen Nicholson & David Nicolle:
Two warriors on a mid 13th-century tile from Kashan in Persia. The man in front carries a small round shield, the man behind is wielding a spear with both hands.



Referenced as figure 405 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
405. Ceramic tile, 13th century AD, Iranian, Museum of Oriental Art inv. 1056, Rome.



Other 13th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Seljuk Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers



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