Fatimid Horseman from Ifriqiyah

A larger image of this Fatimid horseman from Ifriqiyah on a 10th-12th Century Plate, Bardo Museum, Tunis.

A plate decorated with a drawing of a Fatimid horseman wearing a large turban and carrying a spear. Country of Origin: Tunisia. Culture: Islamic. Date/Period: Fatimid period 10th-12th century. Place of Origin: Sabra palace outside Kairouan. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Bardo Museum, Tunis.

8. Figure depicted on a Fatimid lustre ware bowl wearing a giant ellipsoid turban (perhaps the caliphal tāj al-sharīf).
Source: Fig. 8, Arab Dress. From the dawn of Islam to Modern times by Smirna Si

Referenced as figure 192 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
192. Ceramic fragment from Sabra, late 10th-early 11th centuries AD, Maghribī, Bardo, Tunis (Zbi).

Referenced on p.9, The Moors - The Islamic West - 7th-15th Centuries AD by David Nicolle
Painted ceramic fragments from the Palace of Sabra, mid-11th century. (C) Fragmentary ceramic plate showing an Arab or Berber cavalryman with a large turban. (Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia)

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