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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 Turkmen Shahnama
David Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark.



Khusraw and Bahram Chubin in battle, 1475/6
Khamsa of Nizami. Topkapi Ms. Hazine 762



Public punishment of three miscreants. Sarai Album. Tabriz,
second half of 15th century. Topkapi Ms Hazine 2153



Aq Qoyunlu Turkmen, Divan of Hidayat, Tabriz, 1478
Chester Beatty Library. Manuscript 401.



Troops of Timur attacking the city of Khiva, c.1480,
Timurid, 'Garrett Zafarnama', c.1467, Johns Hopkins.



Building of the Great Mosque in Samarkand, c.1480,
Timurid, 'Garrett Zafarnama', c.1467, Johns Hopkins.



Battle between two warriors on horseback, c.1478-90,
Turkmen Tabriz. Sarai Album, Topkapi MS Hazine 2153.



Assault on a Castle, Timurid, 1475-1500



Battle Scene from a 1485-86 Zafarnama, Timurid Herat.
Metropolitan Museum of Art.




Celebration at the court of Sultan Husain Baiqara,
1488-89, Bustan. Timurid Herat.
National Egyptian Library, Cairo. Adab Farsi 908.



Battle between Khusrau Parviz and Bahram Chubineh,
Khamseh c.1490, Turkman.
British Museum number: 1925,0902,0.1



Battle between Turanians and Iranians,
late 15thC Timurid Shahnama, India.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts 17.1354



Battle Between Kay Khusraw and the King of Makran
'Big Head Shahnama', 1494, Turkmen.
David Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark.



Kay Khusrau receives his rival Fariburz
'Big Head Shahnama', 1494, Turkmen.
British Museum.



Bizhan Brings Back the Head of Human
'Big Head Shahnama', 1494, Turkmen.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art M.85.237.71



The Battle of the Twelve Heroes
'Big Head Shahnama', 1494, Turkmen.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art M.75.24



The building of the palace of Khvarnaq,
Timurid Herat, 1494-95 Khamsa by Nizami
British Library, Ms Or. 6810



Battle between Timur and the Mamluk Sultan,
Timurid Herat, 1515
Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran




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


Illustrations of Timurids in the Zafarnama of Sultan Husayn or ‘Garrett Zafarnama’ by Bihzad, Herat, Afghanistan, 1480s. Johns Hopkins University.


'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