An illustration of
14th or 15th Century Aq-Qoyunlu (White Sheep) Turkmen
From Manuscript Hazine 2153 (Fatih Album), of the Saray Albums, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul Turkey
Siyah Qalem (black pen) school
Two Warriors in Combat
c.1470-90, Tabriz(?), Iran
Opaque pigment, ink and gold on paper, 27.5 x 36.5 cm
Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi, Istanbul.
H.2153, fol. 138b
Plate 159, "Turks: A Journey Of A Thousand Years, 600-1600" by David J. Roxburgh, Royal Academy Publications - 2005
Referenced on p8 Armies of the Ottoman Turks, 1300-1774 by David Nicolle & Angus McBride
The Turkish illustrations in the 'Fatih Albums' are still a mystery.
Some believe this picture was painted in Central Asia, others that it comes from late 14th century eastern Anatolia or western Iran.
If so, then it might shed light on early Ottoman equipment. (Ms. Haz. 2153, F.138V, Topkapi, Lib., Istanbul)
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