Description: Conquest of Baghdad by the Mongols 1258. Double-page illustration of Rashid-ad-Din's Gami' at-tawarih. Tabriz (?), 1st quarter of 14th century. Water colours and gold on paper. Original size: 37.4 cm x 29.3 cm (right), 37.2 cm x 29 cm (left). Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Orientabteilung, Diez A fol. 70, p. 4 (right) and 7 (left). Note the ponton bridges, siege engines, and the refugee on the boat, maybe a high dignitary or even the calif himself. For only the left or only the right part of the illustration, see Image:DiezAlbumsFallOfBaghdad_b.jpg and Image:DiezAlbumsFallOfBaghdad_a.jpg.
Credit: Dschingis Khan und seine Erben (exhibition catalogue), München 2005, p. 252/253
Author: unknown / (of the reproduction) Staatsbibliothek Berlin/Schacht
Usage Terms: Public domain
License: Public domain
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