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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.

Zafarnama of Sultan Husayn or ‘Garrett Zafarnama’, c.1467.
John Hopkins University, Baltimore.

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

Assault on a Castle, Timurid, 1475-1500
Harvard Art Museums 1960.199.

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.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 17.1354

Bahram Gur kills a Rhino (Unicorn) in India,
from a Timurid 'Shahnama' (Book of Kings), 1494 AD
Aga Khan Museum, AKM54

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

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

An Aq Qoyunlu battle scene in 'Tārīkh-i Iskandarī' in a Khamsah by Jamālī. Baghdad, 1465AD. British Library MS. IO Islamic 138, f.205r

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