Illustrations from the manuscript of the Romance of Varqa and Gulshah, c1250.
3, 6a: Scène de guerre; fond sans couleur, c'est-àdire, couleur du papier du manuscrit; inscription: "Attaque nocturne de RabÄ« b. Adnān."
3, 6a: Scene of war; background without colour, that is to say, the colour of the paper manuscript; inscription: "Night Attack of RabÄ« b. Adnān."
Rabi ibn Adnan attacks his enemies by night.
Rabi and a companion are shown as armoured cavalrymen wearing lamellar jawshan cuirasses plus mail hauberks beneath their tunics. They are armed with long single-edged swords and large round shields.
They are supported by infantrymen with kite-shaped shields.
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