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Timurid Soldiers - Page 2

and Turkmen successors

Back to Page 1 - Timurid Soldiers of the late 14th and early 15th centuries. From Shahnama, Kushnama, Muraqqa, Jami' al-Tawarikh, Zafarnama & Khamsa

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Rakhsh Kills a Lion While Rustam Sleeps, 1460-1480

Khusraw and Bahram Chubin in battle, 1475/6

Public punishment of three miscreants

Aq Qoyunlu Turkmen, Divan of Hidayat, Tabriz, 1478

Battle between two warriors on horseback, 1480

Attack against the fort of Urganj, 1480s, Zafarnama

Assault on a Castle, 1475-1500

Building the Mosque of Samarkand, c1469-1506 Zafarnama

Battle Scene from a 1485-86 Zafarnama

Celebration at the court of Sultan Husain Baiqara, 1488-89, Bustan

The battle between Khusrau Parviz and Bahram Chubineh, late 15thC Khamseh

Battle between Turanians and Iranians, late 15thC Shahnama, India

Bijan Takes The Rein To Aid Gustaham, 1493 Shahnama

The Battle Between Kay Khusraw and the King of Makran, 1494 Shahnama

Kay Khusrau receives his rival Fariburz, 1494 Shahnama

Bizhan Brings Back the Head of Human, Shahnamah of c1494

The Battle of the Twelve Heroes, Shahnamah of c1494

The building of the palace of Khvarnaq from a 1494-95 Khamsa by Nizami.

Battle between Timur and the Mamluk Sultan by Behzad, 1515

Crude illustrations of Timurid Soldiers from a Khamsah of 1481, Walters manuscript W.604

'Shaykh Mahneh and the Villager' from a 1487 Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

More illustrations of Turkmen Soldiers from the "Big Head Shahnama", Gilan, Iran, 1494

Timurid Soldiers from a Khamsah of Niẓāmī Ganjavī illustrated by Bihzad, Herat, late 15th/early 16th century, Brit. Lib. Add MS 25900

Map of the later Timurids
  Source: p476, The Empire of the Steppes: A History of Central Asia by Professor René Grousset.

Notes on, and drawings of, Persian cavalry by Ian Heath:
Persian Cavalryman, Early-15th Century
Persian Cavalrymen C.1430
Persian Cavalryman C.1440
Persian Cavalryman, Late-15th Century
Persian Cavalryman C.1495
Persian Musician

After the Timurids:
Turkmen Nomads from manuscript Hazine 2153
Turkmen Soldiers from manuscript Hazine 2152
Turkmen Soldiers from manuscript Hazine 2160

Persian Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Index of Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers