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Reconstructed Seljuk Battle Plate, early 13th century.


Kashan, Iran, early 13th century.
Referenced on p44, God's Warriors, Knights Templar, Saracens and the Battle for Jerusalem by Helen Nicholson & David Nicolle:
This so-called 'Battle Plate' from Iran was made early in the 13th century, before or during the Mongol invasions. In addition to being a splendid piece of Persian ceramic art, it clearly illustrates a real event which included the siege of a castle. The fortress was a signifiant zardkhanah or military arsenal, as indicated by the assorted forms of armour on its roof. (Freer Gallery of Art, inv. 43.3, Washington; photograph David Nicolle)

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