Ayyubid Horse Archer on a Pilgrim Bottle (zamzamiyyah) Fragment, 12th-13th Century


Source: Museum With No Frontiers
Hegira 6th-7th century / AD 12th-13th century, Ayyubid
Unglazed, moulded earthenware
British Museum, London, United Kingdom
A fragment from an unglazed earthenware pilgrim bottle showing part of the depiction of an archer on horseback. These bottles, used for carrying water, were termed pilgrim bottles due to their similarity to vessels brought back from the Holy Land by Western pilgrims.


See also:
Horseman of Raqqa (Faris al-Raqqa), 12th century

Other 12th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Illustrations from Egypt and its territories




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