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6th-7th century Persian archers
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6th-7th century Persian archers
Archer in a wall hanging with figures in persian dress, late 6th–early 7th century, Benaki Museum, Athens
Archer on 'Khusraw's Dial', a silver plate from Klimova with Sasanian enthronement scene, 7th century. Hermitage Museum S-43
These are perhaps houshold archers. The Sasanian reliefs of Taq-i-Bustan, has an Arrow Bearer in a Royal Boat at a Boar Hunt has very ornate dress.
The headwear on 'Khusraw's Dial' may be a patterned textile hat with a cloth wrapped around it like the wall hanging or on the horse-archer on the left in a battle between Arabs, Persians and Ethiopians. Coptic textile fragment, Egypt, late 6th or early 7th century, Louvre, rather than a helmet.
A similar cloth can be seen on the horse archer in a floor painting with hunting scene, Umayyad, Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi c.724-43AD

Druzhina
Ancient Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
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#2
Awesome share. Definitely Persian.
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#3
"Access forbidden" account suspended, can anyone post the pictures?
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