Archangel Gabriel, Nubia
Mural from the Cathedral in Faras, Sudan, 8th-century
A larger image of Archangel Gabriel, Nubia. Mural from the Cathedral in Faras, Sudan, 8th-century
The sword is referenced as figure 181 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
181. Fresco from Faras Cathedral, Gabriel, c. 710 AD, Nubian, Polish National Museum no. 234038MN, Warsaw (Michal).
K. Michalowski, Faras, Die Kathedrale aus dem Wüstensand, (Zurich 1967).
Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers from Coptic Egyptian and Nubian sources
8th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers