Zeichnung eines arabischen Reiters auf Papier.

Arabian horse rider

Arabic, 10th century A.D., paper
ACh 11416

The horse with the fierce attacker

This pen and ink drawing of an Arab horse rider shows an unarmoured warrior with a lance and shield, as was typical of light and mobile cavalry.

Under the picture with the horse rider is written in Arabic: "the horse with the fierce attacker".

The otherwise unknown draughtsman Abu Tamim Haydara is named on the reverse. And also a braided band ornament and a praise to God is there on the reverse.

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