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Horsemen Hunting Onagers, Umayyad Fresco, Quṣayr ʿAmra, Jordan, early 8th century AD.
Upper Part of West Wall of the Reception Room.


A larger image of Horsemen Hunting Onagers, Umayyad Fresco, Qusayr Amra, Jordan, early 8th century AD.


Source: Daniel C. Waugh Archive, Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT

A group of onagers [Asiatic wild ass, extinct] within a fenced area being driven by horsemen and dogs toward a net where they would be trapped. Alongside the fence are a number of puppet-like figures holding torches apparently to scare the animals into the trap.





Referenced as Figure 122 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
122. Frescoes from Quṣayr ʿAmra, mid-8th century AD, Syrian, in situ, Jordan.

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