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Han Dynasty Warriors (BCE 206 - 220 CE)

Armor made of iron scales was popular during the Western Han Dynasty. Consequently, this gradually came into common use in the Western Han armed forces as primary equipment, during the period 206 BCE to 220 CE.

Qin Dynasty, circa 221-206 BC.   Qin Soldier's Armor, based on the examples of armor excavated from the Emperor Qin's Terracotta Warrior pits.  The length of the armor is 64 centimeters, while the circular skirt width is 64 centimeters.

Qin Soldier's Armor, based on the examples of armor excavated from the Emperor Qin's Terracotta Warrior pits. The length of the armor is 64 centimeters, while the circular skirt width is 64 centimeters.

Jurchen or Jin Dynasty Warriors (founded by Manchu) (1125 CE - 1234 CE) - After a series of raids conducted all along Liao’s western frontiers, Aguda went on to a general attack, taking Liao subordinate capitals one by one, sometimes with help of native Chinese dynasty occupying the rest of China, Northern Song (960–1126). Aguda died before completing his conquest of Liao, but his successor Wuqimai, or Taizong (1075–1135), not only completed his task, but even began a massive invasion of…

Jurchen or Jin Dynasty Warriors (founded by Manchu) CE - 1234 CE) - After…

Chinese halberdiers of the Zhou Dynasty during the Spring and Autumn Period, Ancient China

Chinese halberdiers of the Zhou Dynasty during the Spring and Autumn Period, Ancient China

Sui Dynasty, circa 581-618 CE.   Armor of the Sui Dynasty generally took the shape of scales, the length extended to the abdomen, in place of the original leather armor skirt. The lotus leaf foliated armor pieces protected the lower abdomen.

Chinese Sui Dynasty AD) Armor of the Sui Dynasty generally took the shape of scales, the length extended to the abdomen, in place of the original leather armor skirt. The lotus leaf foliated armor pieces protected the lower abdomen.

Han Dynasty warrior in lamellar armour. Armourer: 蒼凝君 of 沐風國甲/紅雲軒

Han Dynasty warrior in lamellar armour. Armourer: 蒼凝君 of 沐風國甲/紅雲軒

0386 : 0581 North & South Dynasty (386-581)

Northern and Southern Dynasties Warriors CE - 581 CE) of this Period (circa CE) - This painting depicts the body armor typical of soldiers and cavalrymen of the Southern & Northern Dynasties. Note that the horse is also attired in armor.

Gerry Embleton - General chino de Kara Khitay, 1216-1218.

China Ancient War Pictures Shang Dynasty , Captured Slave In War Western Zhou Dynasty Eastern Zhou Dynasty Between Chu And Wu's .

Kök Turk (Tujue) Warrior - Ashina Clan - 6th - 8th century AD - by Kaliolla Akhmetzhan - Gökturks

Kök Turk (Tujue) Warrior - Ashina Clan - - century AD - by Kaliolla Akhmetzhan - Gökturks

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