Selected Illustrations from

Kitsab al-makhzun jami` al-funun

or Kitâb al-funűn by ibn akhî hizâm

A Mamluk manual of military practice and horsemanship, Egypt or Syria, 1470 (H875).

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Art militaire - voltig
f17r Military art - acrobat


Art militaire - chasse
f26r Military art - hunting


Art militaire - tir … l'arc
f28r Military art - bow shooting


Art militaire - lutte au sabre
f37r Military art - sabre fighting


Art militaire - joute courtoise
f53v Military art - polite jousting


Art militaire - lutte … la hache
f60v Military art - axe fighting


Art militaire - lutte … la massue
f64r Military art - mounted fighting with sticks


Art militaire - lutte … la massue
f65r Military art - fighting with sticks


Art militaire - jeu de lance
f70r Military art - lance practice


Art militaire - arme incendiaire
f62r Military art - incendiary weapon


Art militaire - tir … l'arbaleste
f67r Military art - shooting the crossbow


Art militaire - lutte … cheval
f77r Military art - horse fight


Art militaire - tir … l'arc
f81r Military art - crossbow & bow shooting


Art militaire - tir … l'arc
f82r Military art - mounted crossbow & bow shooting


Source: Bibliothčque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Arabe 2824



Other resources:
Nihayat al-sul-1371 a Mameluke manual of horsemanship and military practice, 1371.
Mameluke illustrations from Kalila and Dimna, 15th century
'The reception of Ambassador Domenico Trevisiano at Damascus' painting by Gentille Bellini school, 1511
Kitsab al-makhzun jami` al-funun by ibn akhî hizâm - A Mameluke manual of military practice and horsemanship, Egypt or Syria, 1578.
10th to 19th century Egypt and its territories

Index of Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers