PERSIAN MUSICIAN

An extract from Armies of the Middle Ages, Volume 2
by Ian Heath


33.      PERSIAN MUSICIAN

The mounted bands that accompanied Persian armies were, like those of the Ottomans and Mamluks, composed principally of drums and trumpets. In particular Tamerlane's armies used a 7-foot trumpet called a kourroun to transmit orders on the battlefield, and it is just such a trumpet that is depicted in this figure, from a Timurid ms. illuminated in Tabriz c. 1400. Drummers usually had a pair of kettle-drums (called kus) slung one to either side of the saddle-bow.
See Jaylarid Musicians, Timurid Trumpeters, Late Timurid or Turkmen Musicians, Bent Timurid Trumpets



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