Cuman Warrior by Angus McBride

based on 'The Saint Ladislaus Legend' in the Church of Rimavska Bana, Slovakia



H3: Cuman warrior, [13th century]

The Cuman is firing behind him as he rides, making as small a target of himself as he can. He is wearing a mail shirt under his coat. His conical fur-edged felt hat is a typical item of Cuman clothing. His sword is broad and slightly curved. His bow is typical of the Tatars and other Turkic people on the Russian steppe. (Main sources: painting on a church wall in Rimavska Bana, Slovakia; Turkish miniature held in the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul; sword from an example in the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.)

Mounted Archers of the Steppe 600 BC–AD 1300 (Elite) by Antony Karasulas (Author), Angus McBride (Illustrator)



See also Cuman Cavalryman from Armies and Enemies of the Crusades 1096-1291 by Ian Heath
Cuman Mercenary 14th Century by Angus McBride
A Cuman 12th-13th centuries, from Armies of Feudal Europe 1066-1300 by Ian Heath based on the St. Ladislaus Legend in the Képes Krónika
Images of the Legend of Saint Ladislaus of the 14th & 15th Centuries