Illustration from

the story of Bayad and Riyad, 13th century

Vatican City, Bibliotheca Apostolica, manuscript Vaticano arabo 368 (riserva)

f. 10r. Image of Bayad playing the lute in the presence of the Lady and her entourage.



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Referenced on p57, WAR - 010 Saracen Faris 1050-1250 AD by David Nicolle and Christa Hook:
The Bayad wa Riyad manuscript, Morocco or Andalusia, early 13th century. Music and poetry played a crucial role in the life of medieval Muslim civilisation.

Referenced on p94, God's Warriors, Knights Templar, Saracens and the Battle for Jerusalem by Helen Nicholson & David Nicolle:
The Bayad wa Riyad manuscript from Morocco or Andulusia, early 13th century. Music and poetry played a crucial role in the life of medieval Muslim civilization.

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