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Paskal, I suspect you are going to be disappointed.
If you find the sculptor, and he remembers the precise source, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it is a generic ‘Islamic warrior’ picture for the period. Anything else is likely to be spuriously precise.
The terms you are seeking are largely describing variants of foot soldier – militia, raider, volunteer, mostly from Syria (save the Kurds and Egyptians).
If major visual differences did exist I’m not sure any easily accessible contemporary European sources bothered too much recording them. Islamic sources seem generally dismissive of foot soldiers in the period.
Sorry to sound so negative.
You might have a look at some of the Coptic Gospels for illustrations of a range of 12th century soldiers from the region but again differentiating such nice divisions as you seek will prove challenging at best.