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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.)
Source: 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

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