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The Song dynasty would field some of the heaviest armors in all of Chinese history in its struggles against its fierce barbarian neighbors. Both men and the horses would often be very heavily armored and also decorated with elaborate silk scarves, tassels and fringes. The already- elaborate Souzi 琐子, or known in the western academia as"Mountain scale armor" or "Mountain pattern armor" reached its most sophisticated form in this era, as well as the heavier lamellar armor.

The Song dynasty would field some of the heaviest armors in all of Chinese history in its struggles against its fierce barbarian neighbors. Both men and the horses would often be very heavily armored and also decorated with elaborate silk scarves, tassels and fringes. The already- elaborate Souzi 琐子, or known in the western academia as"Mountain scale armor" or "Mountain pattern armor" reached its most sophisticated form in this era, as well as the heavier lamellar armor.

Chinese Armor, Chinese Architecture, Asia

Vintage Japanese bone netsuke   Monkey On Horse by utamaro on Etsy

Vintage Japanese ivory colored bone netsuke -Monkey on

Vintage Wood Netsuke Dark Wood Hand Carved Japanese Monkey Riding Horse Ornament Pendant c1940s - signed by GillardAndMay on Etsy

Vintage Wood Netsuke Dark Wood Hand Carved Japanese Monkey Riding Horse Ornament Pendant - signed by GillardAndMay on Etsy

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A magnificent pair of painted pottery figures of Earth Spirits, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A magnificent pair of painted pottery figures of Earth Spirits, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty (AD - Photo de China - Tang dynasty - Alain.

An ancient Chinese painted-terracotta tomb guardian; tomb guardians are usually pairs, one being an amalgamation of animals, the other human and animal; this one has a feline face and body, the legs and hooves of a horse and antlers.  (The Barakat Gallery)

An ancient Chinese painted-terracotta tomb guardian; tomb guardians are usually pairs, one being an amalgamation of animals, the other human and animal; this one has a feline face and body, the legs and hooves of a horse and antlers. (The Barakat Gallery)

Armored Guardian (Wushiyong) Tang Dynasty China late century CE Earthenware with polychrome and gilding. Compare facial features to those of ancient Olmec

Chinese terracotta figurine of a Tang Dynasty (618 - 906AD) warrior with left arm holding the top a shield.

Chinese terracotta figurine of a Tang Dynasty - warrior with left arm holding the top a shield.