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    Icon3 Dark Age Resources 600-1100AD

    At the Sacristy of St Vitus Cathedral in Prague there is a Syrian or Byzantine Horse Archer, c.600AD on a silk textile, probably made in Byzantium with an eastern motif.

    There is a similar piece of silk at the Shrine of St. Kunibert, Erzbischöfliches Museum, Cologne, which David Nicolle says is 8th century AD Syrian. The pattern of the two pieces is not identical, but they are so similar that the 2 fragments in Prague and the piece in Cologne could have been cut from the same cloth.

    A third piece of silk with a Syrian or Byzantine Horse Archer (holder unknown) has a similar pattern.

    See the silks from Cologne and Prague side by side.
    Does anyone have any more information or pictures of these?

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    Syrian or Byzantine Horse Archers on silk, 7th-8th centuries

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    Default Re: Dark Age Resources 600-1000AD

    Nice

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    Default Re: Dark Age Resources 600-1100AD

    Are you providing this info for any particular reason, mod perhaps?

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    Icon3 9th century Carolingian soldiers

    Carolingian soldiers from the Stuttgart Psalter, Paris, 1st half of the 9th century. [Edit: Dead link removed]

    This is probably the source used by Ian Heath for most of the Carolingians in Armies of the Dark Ages 600-1066.
    I would be interested in English captions for these, particulary which biblical people are portrayed as horse-archers.

    I haven't been able to include a link to the manuscript at the museum because of the [] characters used.

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    Icon3 Tokharians and Uighurs of the City States of Central Asia in Frescos from the Tarim Basin

    Tokharians and Uighurs of the City States of Central Asia in Frescos etc from the Tarim Basin

    Kizil {Qyzil} Caves (near Kucha)
    Kizil cave donor figures
    Cave of the Sixteen Sword Bearers
    A sketch of four other sword bearers & a servant of the Sixteen Sword Bearers
    Sketches of three sword bearers & a servant of the Sixteen Sword Bearers
    Armour on the Stele of l'ui-zcika
    Eight Kings of the Relics Story
    Armour from the Sanctuary of Avalokitesvara
    Armoured Cavalry in Qyzil Cave of the Painter


    Karashahr {Qarasahr} (between Kucha & Turfan)
    Portions of stucco relief figures, front wall decoration of Buddhist shrines, 'Ming-oi' Site, Kara-shahr.
    Armoured Cavalrymen from Šorcuq.
    Clay figure. Armoured Cavalryman from Šorcuq at Qarasahr. 8th Century(?)
    Armoured Men from Karashahr


    Chotscho {Xoqo}, Bezeklik Caves, Tumshuk and City on the Yâr {Yarkhoto} (near Turfan)
    Wall Paintings from a Christian Temple, Chotscho, Tarim Basin
    Warriors in Temple No. 9, Bäzäklik
    Donors in Temple 1, Bezeklik
    Pranidhi scene No. 6, Temple No. 9, Bezeklik
    Pranidhii scene No. 14, Temple No. 9, Bezeklik
    Cavalryman in the city on the Yâr
    Leg Armour & Stirrup from Chotscho
    Manichaean Silk Painting from Chotscho showing armoured warriors
    Wall painting of Warriors from Tumshuk (near Turfan)

    Mucilinda cave, Tuyoq (70 km east of Turfan)
    An armoured bodhisattva from Mucilinda cave, Tuyoq

    Dandan-Uiliq (near Khotan)
    A horseman and camel-rider from Dandan-Uiliq at Khotan, Tarim Basin
    A four armed Bodhisattva in Persian style costume from Dandan-Uiliq at Khotan, Tarim Basin
    A horseman with offering bowl from Dandan-Uiliq at Khotan, Tarim Basin


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    Tokharians and Uighurs of the City States of Central Asia in Frescos etc from the Tarim Basin

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    Last edited by druzhina345; May 10, 2015 at 05:04 AM.

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    Default Re: Dark Age Resources 600-1100AD

    You're on a roll mate!

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    It's commitment, I'll give him that. Not sure what the point is though. They're all from the same website, which is presumably his?
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    Quote Originally Posted by René Artois View Post
    It's commitment, I'll give him that. Not sure what the point is though. They're all from the same website, which is presumably his?
    If you can't see any point then don't bother looking.

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