Illustration from

Nihayat al-su'l, 1371

a manual of horsemanship and military practice.


A larger image of the horseman attacking a bear with his lance in the Nihayat al-su'l


folio 113. A horseman attacking a bear with his lance. He also carries a mace at his right knee.
The text mentions that this lance is particularly useful for dealing with wild animals.

folio 113. Without caption; a horseman impales a bear with his lance

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 as Figure 6. in Sultans with Horns: The Political Significance of Headgear in the Mamluk Empire by Albrecht Fuess
Mamluk wearing the kallawtah hunting a wild animal (furūsīyah manuscript, British Library MS Or. Add. 18866).


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