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Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit, 1371
Illustration of Timurid Soldiers
From a 1371 Shahnama of the Shiraz School. Haz 1511, folio 105r, Topkapi Sarayi Muzesi Kutuphanesi, Istanbul.
Note the laces which secure the turbaned man's lamellar tassets to his legs.
Istanbul, Topkapi Sarayi Muzesi Kutuphanesi
Manuscript: H. 1511
Scene: Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit
Dimensions (h x w): 110 x 110 mm
Format: Irregular, random into the margins
Hijri Date: 772 Shawwal
Gregorian Date: 1371 May (to nearest hijri month)
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