Fatimid Turban on Manuscript Fragment, 11th-12th Centuries
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A less well-known fragment of a Fatimid drawing on paper, again from Fustat, shows the head of an infantryman armed with two javelins. His head is protected by a bulky turban with the ends of its cloth pulled up into a sort of point. He also carries a round or perhaps kite-shaped shield. Egypt, 11th-12th centuries. (Ms. inv. 13801. Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo. Egypt, David Nicolle photograph). Source: p22 EH - 001 - Essential Histories. The Crusades. by David Nicolle
Referenced on p33, MAA 171 - Saladin and the Saracens by David Nicolle
Referenced as figure 158 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
158. Paper fragment, 11th-12th centuries AD, Fāṭimid, Museum of Islamic Art no. 12801, Cairo.