Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.