OTTOMAN DYNASTY - HISTORY OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION - THE DAYS OF OTTOMAN EMPIRE

History of Islamic Civilization, The days of Ottoman Empire
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Ottoman mail and plate armor for horse and soldier, this type of armor became the standard equipment for the heavy cavalry under the Timurids (1370-1506), the Mongol successor empire which ruled from Samarkand, and under the Ottoman Turks. These cavalry, armed with bow, sword and sometimes lance, were the main component of all medieval Islamic armies. Royal Armouries in Leeds, England

Ottoman mail and plate armor for horse and soldier, c. (Royal Armouries in Leeds, England).

16th century ottoman kaftan back fragment | symbolic peacock feather design

Fragment of a kaftan back, Ottoman period (ca. century Turkey, probably Istanbul Silk, metal–wrapped thread;

Ottoman Chichak type helmet with krug (chest armor) worn over a zirah (mail shirt), 16th c, gold-plated iron, embossed with decorative etchings of arabesques and Arabic inscriptions (prayers to Allah and verses from the Qur’an). Parts of the armour are attributed to a Mamluk prince because of its similarity to the helmet of Khairbak, the governor of Aleppo, who rendered Syria in 1517 to Selim I Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Chichak with Krug Worn Over A Zirah Century CE Ottoman Empire) (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna)

Ottoman horse armor. Stibbert Museum, Florence Italy.

Ottoman horse armor. Stibbert Museum, Florence Italy.

Ottoman.

The Turkish Empire brought together a range of countrys and helped spread Islam which also influenced the Art, look how amazing this is showing the Islamic military.

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