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Illustrations of Arabian Costume & Soldiers

The Arab God Arsu Riding a Camel, ca. 2nd century A.D., Dura-Europos, Yale University Art Gallery
Relief, Ašadu and Sa'dai, 1st-3rd century AD, Dura-Europos, National Museum, Damascus
Relief of the Arab God Arsu, probably 3rd century A.D, Dura-Europos, Yale University Art Gallery
Joseph's Brothers sell him to the Midianite or Ishmaelite Merchants, Throne of Archbishop Maximian of Ravenna, Constantinople or Alexandria, 545–553AD
Ishmaelite or Midianite traders sell Joseph to the Egyptian officer Potiphar, Throne of Archbishop Maximian of Ravenna, Constantinople or Alexandria, 545–553AD
Coptic Egyptian Carved Limestone Relief of Arab Horse and Camel Riders, 6th century, Coptic Museum, inv. 8001, Cairo
A battle between Arabs, Persians and Ethiopians. Coptic textile fragment, Egypt, late 6th or early 7th century, Musee des Tissus, Lyon, France
Umayyad Gold Dinar Coin of the Caliph 'Abd al-Malik, AD 685-705
Umayyad Coin of Yazīd ibn al Muhallab, early 8th century AD
Floor painting with hunting scene, Umayyad, Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi c.724-43AD
Umayyad painted statue of a prince, Khirbat al-Mafjir, c.740AD
Egyptian, Syrian or Arab Horse Archer on an Islamic Textile, Egypt or Syria, 8th century, Metropolitan Museum of Art: 51.57
Umayyad Frescoes from Quṣayr ʿAmra, mid-8th century AD, Syrian, in situ, Jordan
Umayyad Stucco Statuette, Khirbat al Mafjar, Palestine, mid-8th century AD
Stucco Fragments of a Horse and Rider. Umayyad, Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi, Syria, mid-8th century AD, National Museum, Damascus
Warrior with sword fighting a lion on a Post-Sassanian Gilt Silver Dish, Umayyad Iran, c.8th Century
Soldier on an Umayyad or Abbasid Ivory Plaque, mid-8th century AD, Humaymah, Jordan
Abbasid Bowl, 9th Century, Iraq. Qatar Museum of Islamic Art
Abbasid Lustre Bowl with man holding a Pomegranate, Mesopotamia or Central Asia, 9th Century. Christie's Sale 7959 / Lot 12
An Arab Cavalryman in a 10th Century Papyrus Drawing, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna
. Arab Cavalryman from Armies of the Dark Ages 600-1066 by Ian Heath, based on this papyrus drawing
Abbasid Bowl with Cavalryman, 10th Century, Iraq. Keir Collection, London
Abbasid Bowl with Man holding a Cup, 10th Century, Iraq. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977.126
Abbasid Bowl with Man Playing Lute, 10th Century, Iraq
Abbasid Bowl with Standard Bearer, 10th Century, Iraq, Sothebys sale L13220/lot 162
A Siege of an Arab Fort in The Cynegetica of Pseudo-Oppian, Byzantine, 11th century
A cavalry battle between Byzantines and Arabs in Scylitzes Chronicle, c. 12th century
The Siege of Amorium by the Arabs in 838 in Scylitzes Chronicle, c. 12th century
Byzantines defeated by Arab infantry in Scylitzes Chronicle, c. 12th century
Maqamat of al-Hariri, 1237AD, 'Bedouin escorting a caravan of pilgrims', Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS. Arabe 5847
Sgraffito-ware bowl showing a horseman in urban Arab costume, Syria?, 13th century, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, X-316
Maqamat of Muhammad al-Qasim Al-Hariri, Mosul 1256AD, British Library, Ms. Or. 1200, f.81r, 'al-Harith helps Abu Zayd to retrieve his camel stolen by a bedouin'
Bedouin Arab warrior on an inlaid bronze bowl, late 13th or early 14th centuries AD, Mamluk, Victoria and Albert Museum 740-1898
Arab Cavalry in the 14th century Jami‛ al-Tawarikh by Rashid al-Din
. Bedouin Tribesmen in Armies and Enemies of the Crusades 1096-1291, by Ian Heath, based on the Jami‛ al-Tawarikh & Hariri's Maqamat
Maqamat of Muhammad al-Qasim Al-Hariri, 1337AD, Cairo, MS. Marsh 458, folio 45a, 'al-Harith helps Abu Zayd to retrieve his camel stolen by a bedouin'
Arab Cavalry in a 15th century copy of Jami' al-Tawarikh by Rashid al-Din
Two riders on a donkey and a camel in 'The Chronology of Ancient Nations' of Al-Biruni, Tabriz, Iran, 1407AD
An Arab Cavalryman in the manuscript of The pilgrimage of the Knight Arnold von Harff, 1496 to 1499
An Arab Cavalryman in The pilgrimage of the Knight Arnold von Harff, printed 1860
. Bedouin Tribesman in Armies of the Middle Ages, Volume 2 by Ian Heath, based on The pilgrimage of Arnold von Harff in 1496 to 1499
Camel Mounted Bedouin Arabs in a Timurid Khamsah illustrated by Bihzad, BL Add MS 25900, late 15th/early 16th century
Three Arabs on horseback, 1526, by Jan Swart van Groningen
Arab Cavalry Soldiers in Illustrations de Diversarum gentium armatura equestris Abraham de Bruyn, 1577
Arab Cavalryman in Costumes and Genre Pictures of the 16th Century from Western and Eastern Europe, the Orient, the Americas, and Africa c.1580
Murder of Ma'sum Beg, the envoy of the Safavid Shah Tahmasp, by Bedouin in the Hijaz, in Sehname-i Selim Han by Lokman, 1581
African and Arab Costume and Soldiers from De gli habiti antichi, e moderni di diverse parti del mondo libri due by Cesare Vecellio, 1590
Arab Cavalrymen in 'Abbas Ali is attacked, fetching water in the Euphrates'. Hadikat us-suada of Fuzuli. British Library Ms. Oriental 12009, folio 233
'Book of Fixed Stars' (Kitāb suwar al-kawākib al-ṯābita) by ‛Abd al-Rahman ibn ‛Umar al-Ṣūfī, Ms Copenhagen ms Arabe 83, 1602AD. Medina, Arabia.
An Arabian in Peter Mundy's Album, "A briefe relation of the Turckes, their kings, Emperors, or Grandsigneurs, their conquests, religion, customes, habbits, etc", Istanbul, 1618AD
Arab costume & soldiers in La Terre-Sainte, ou Description Topographique tres-particuliere des saints Lieux, & de la Terre de Promission by Pere Eugéne Roger, Paris, 1664
Arabian horsemen in the Hamse (quintet) of the Ottoman Turkish poet Atai, Walters MS. W666, 1721AD
Costume in the Arab section of Recueil de tous les costumes des ordres religieux et militaires by Jacques Charles Bar, Paris, 1778
30 Illustrations of Mamluks and Janissaries during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign in Description De L'Egypte
Bedouin Arab in the vicinity of Alexandria, after d'Alvimart in The Costume Of Turkey, 1802
Arab Bedouin woman from Sahara desert, with her child, after d'Alvimart in The Costume Of Turkey, 1802

See also 10th to 19th century Egypt and its territories
Index of Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers


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