Illustrations from

Maqamat of al-Hariri

Abou Mohammad al-Qāsim ibn ‛Ali ibn Mohammad ibn ‛Ali al-Hariri al-Basri (1054 - 1122) (author).

manuscript: Suleymaniye Library, Esad Efendi 2916

This is dated to the rule of the last ‛Abbāsid al-Musta‛ṣim (1242-1258) on the basis of a benevolent inscription with his name on a frieze of a mosque depicted in illustration 48 to the Maqāmāt (fol.204a).

Small images only.
The faces have been deliberately smudged.







































Source: Turkish Cultural Foundation. Nurhan Atasoy Archive.



Referenced as figure 311 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
311. Manuscript, Maqāmāt al Ḥarīrī, late 13th century AD, Jazīrah, Suleymaniye Lib., Ms Esad Effendi 2916, ff. 89r, 92r, 93r and 118v, Istanbul.


Maqamat manuscripts
Index of Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers