Fatimid Wood Carving, 11th Century
A large image of this Fatimid Wood Carving, Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo
Carved wooden panels from the ruined 11th century Caliphal palace in Cairo, originally coated with a layer of detailed stucco sculpture; the basic wooden reliefs still show hunts-men and warriors.
Here a footsoldier with a large round shield on his back carries a short spear as he runs ahead of a mounted falconer.
(Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo). Source: p28 MAA - 125 - The Armies of Islam 7th-11th Centuries by David Nicolle & Angus McBride
Plate G, Men-At-Arms Series 125, The Armies of Islam 7th-11th Centures by David Nicolle & Angus McBride based on this carving.
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