Illustration from

Nihayat al-su'l, 14th century

a manual of horsemanship, military practice and animal husbandry.

A larger image of a rider falls as his saddle slips, Nihayat al-su'l.

Executed under the Mamelukes, in Syria or Egypt. Source: Werner Forman Archive / National Library, Cairo.

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