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Carved Relief of Huntsmen, Cathedral, Civita Castellana, Italy, 8th or 9th century

A carved relief of huntsmen, believed to date from the 8th or 9th century. It might include the earliest representation of stirrups in western Europe. (Cathedral, Civita Castellana, Italy)
Source: p15, WAR - 096 Carolingian Cavalryman AD 768-986 by D. Nicolle:

See also A Carolingian Cavalryman in the 'Gellone Sacramentary', c.790-95, BnF Ms. Lat. 12048, Paris, France
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