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Illustration from

Nihayat al-su'l, 1371

a manual of horsemanship and military practice.


folio 129v. 'Illustration of a horseman with a small shield around his neck and a sword in his hand which he brandishes to left and right'. Nihayat al-su'l.

Title: Nihāyat al-su'l wa-al-umnīyah fī ta'allum a'māl al-furūsīyah Aqṣarā'ī, Muḥammad ibn 'Īsa ibn Ismā'īl al-Ḥanafī [140r] (291/602)
Date: 10 Muḥarram 773 (AH, Hijri qamari)
Written in: Arabic
Extent and Format: Codex; ff. ii+292+ii
Holding Institution: British Library: Oriental Manuscripts
Copyright for document: Public Domain
Qatar Digital Library
Executed under the Mamelukes, in Syria or Egypt, 1371AD. British Library, Add. 18866.



Referenced on p14, The Mamluks - 1250-1517 by David Nicolle:
One of the finest Mamluk furusiyah manuscripts is a copy of the Nihayat al-su'l made n 1371. Among the many exercises is this showing a muqalladin 'fully equiped' horseman shooting with an arrow-guide, with a daraqa saghira small leather shield on his shoulder and a sayf sword resting on his elbow.


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