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Relief with Horse Riders & Wrestlers,
12th-14th century
Daghestan, Caucasus

Title: Relief Depicting Sporting Competitions
Place of creation: Daghestan
Date: Second half of 14th century
Material: stone
Dimensions: 33 x 135 cm
Acquisition date: Entered the Hermitage in 1928; transferred from the Dagestan Museum in Makhachkala
Inventory Number: ТП-100
Source: State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

See also an extract from The 'Pila' of JŠtiva. A Document of Secular Urban Art in Western Islam by Eva Baer about the relief of horsemen and wrestlers fighting, Daghestan.

Referenced as Illustration 251, Stone relief from Kubachi, p261 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965

Alan Cavalryman in Armies and Enemies of the Crusades 1096-1291 by Ian Heath, based on the horse archer on this Relief with Horse Riders & Wrestlers, 12th-14th century, Daghestan, Caucasus. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.

Referenced as figure 425 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
425. Relief, 12th-13th centuries AD, Dāghistānī, Hermitage, Leningrad (Iv, Bask).
p35, Other, less reliably dated evidence from the Caucasus (Fig. 425) and Rūm (Fig. 265) suggests that, as would be expected, curved sabres were similarly being adopted in these areas.

See also Relief with archer, 12th-13th centuries AD, Dāghistānī, Hermitage, Leningrad,
Bronze Cauldron with Cavalryman, Daghestan, State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, 13th century,
Relief depicting a boar hunt, Daghestan, 13th-14th century,
Tympanum with a Horse and Rider, Second half of the 14th century, Caucasus, probably Kubatchi, Dagestan
and Tympanum with a Horse Rider & an Infantryman with Standard, 14th-15th century, Kubatchi, Dagestan, Caucasus

12th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers

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