DISCUSSION

 

 

V.
THE ARMOURS
鎧 甲


 

 

 

B - Armour's Comparative Study

 

 

 

       By founding on the chronology of the evolution of Middle Empire's Armours of one part and on sculptures found in present Việt-Nam's temples somewhere else, we can deduce that :

       - Đại-Việt's Armour of illustrious generalissimo Lý-Thường-Kiệt from LÝ Dynasty (1010-1225 A.D.) were equivalent to those of TỐNG Dynasty (Song - 960-1279 A.D.) ;
       - The Armour of famous Generalissimo Trân-Hưng-Đạo from TRẦN Dynasty (1226-1400 A.D.) were equivalent to thoses of NAM-TỐNG Dynasty (Southern Song - 1127-1279 A.D.) & Mongols NGUYÊN Dynasty (Yuan - 1279-1368 A.D.) ;
       -  The Armours from LÊ Posterior Dynasty (1428-1527 A.D.) were equivalent to the ones of MINH Dynasty (Ming - 1368-1644 A.D.) ;
       -  The Armours from TÂY-SƠN Dynasty (1778-1802 A.D.) and from NGUYỄN Dynasty (1802-1945) were equivalent to the ones of THANH (Qing) Dynasty (1644-1912 A.D.).

     

Silk Armour under NGUYỄN Dynasty
(still carrying relics of Armpit Protection
Dịch-Oa Giáp 腋 窩 甲)
Vietnam - 19th century.

Credit Photo : Prf. Thái Văn Kiểm

 

Silk Armour under QING Dynasty
(still carrying relics of Armpit Protection
Dịch-Oa-Giáp 腋 窩 甲)
China - 19th century.

Credit Photo : Thomas CHEN

 

Royal Silk Armour of China under QING Dynasty - 18th century
(showing internal side holding riveted Plates)

Silk Armour of China under QING Dynasty - 19th century
(Qing General Tô Nguyên Xuân (Su Yuan Chun 苏元春),
vanquisher of the Trấn Nam-Quan (鎮南關) Battle againts
French Troops of General François Oscar de Négrier in 1885)

 

Statue of Armoured Offcer with Great War Mace
Đại-Việt - 17th Century.

(Temple of the Trumpeting Elephant -
Điện Voi Ré - Việt-Nam)

 

 

Statue of Dharmapâla with Armour
Đại-Việt - 17th Century.

(Pagoda of Celestial Happiness - Chùa Thiên-Phúc- Việt-Nam)

 

Statue of Đại-Việt Warrior in Infantryman Armour
with the long « Two-Handed Saber-Gươm »
Đại-Việt - 16th~18th Centuries
- LÊ Dynasty of the Renaissance (1533~1789) - .

(Statuary at Generalissimo LÊ Trung Nghĩa Mausoleum)

Credit Photo : Prf. Đặng Phương Mai

 

Statue of Chinese Warrior in Infantryman Armour
« Minh-Quang-Khải » (Brightened-Armour), wearing
Sharpened-Arm « Two Edged Sword and hoding
Shock-Arm « Độc-Chùy - War Unique Mace »
China - 14th~17th Centuries
- MING Dynasty (1367- 1644) -

(Statuary at MING Dynasty Mausoleum)

Credit Photo : Thomas CHEN

 

Armour under LÊ Dynasty of the Renaissance (1533~1789)
- Low-Relief of Generralissimo LÊ Trung Nghĩa (? ~ 1786) -

Đại-Việt - 16th~18th Centuries

Credit Photo : Prf. Đặng Phương Mai

 

 

Statue of Đại-Việt Warrior in Cavalry Armour
with Particular-Arm « War Scythe Phãng-Náp »
Đại-Việt - 16th~18th Centuries
- LÊ Dynasty of the Renaissance (1533~1789) -

Credit Photo : Thông-Tấn-Xả Vàng-Anh

Armoured Vajrapãni Dharmapâla
Đại-Việt - 16th ~ 17th centuríes
Sùng Phác Tự 崇福寺, Pagoda built under MẠC 1527~1592
and restored during early
LÊ (1533~1789).

 

Armoured Vajrapãni Dharmapâla
Đại-Việt - 16th ~ 17th centuríes
Sùng Phác Tự 崇福寺, Pagoda built under MẠC 1527~1592
and restored during early
LÊ (1533~1789).

 

Armoured Vajrapãni Dharmapâla
Đại-Việt - 16th ~ 17th centuríes
Sùng Phác Tự 崇福寺, Pagoda built under MẠC 1527~1592
and restored during early
LÊ (1533~1789)

 

Armoured Vajrapãni Dharmapâla
Đại-Việt - 16th ~ 17th centuríes
Sùng Phác Tự 崇福寺, Pagoda built under MẠC 1527~1592
and restored during early
LÊ (1533~1789)

 

Armoured Vajrapãni Dharmapâla
Đại-Việt - 16th ~ 17th centuríes
Sùng Phác Tự 崇福寺, Pagoda built under MẠC 1527~1592
and restored during early
LÊ (1533~1789)

 

Armoured Vajrapãni Dharmapâla
Đại-Việt - 16th ~ 17th centuríes
Sùng Phác Tự 崇福寺, Pagoda built under MẠC 1527~1592
and restored during early
LÊ (1533~1789)

 

Armoured Vajrapãni Dharmapâla
Đại-Việt - 16th ~ 17th centuríes
Sùng Phác Tự 崇福寺, Pagoda built under MẠC 1527~1592
and restored during early
LÊ (1533~1789)

 

Armoured Vajrapãni Dharmapâla
Đại-Việt - 16th ~ 17th centuríes
Sùng Phác Tự 崇福寺, Pagoda built under MẠC 1527~1592
and restored during early
LÊ (1533~1789)

 

Armour of Đại-Việt - 13th century
Statue of Generalissimo TRẦN Hưng Đạo 1213~1300 -
vanquisher of Toghan, Sogetu, Ariq-Qaya, Ogotaï
and Omar's Mongol Armies)

Credit Photo : Prf. Thái Văn Kiểm

Armour of China - 13th century
- Statue of Generalissimo -
Southern SONG Dynasty (1127~1279)

Credit Photo : Pakistan Defence

 

Armour of Đại-Việt - 11th ~ 12th centuríes
Low-relief of Warrior in Armour -
Dynasty (1010~1225)

 

Armour of China - 10th ~ 12th centuríes
Statue of Warrior in Armour -
SONG Dynasty
(960~1279)

 

Statue of Prince S. Jeta in Armour
Đại-Việt - 16th ~ 17th centuríes
Sùng Phác Tự 崇福寺, Pagoda built under MẠC 1527~1592
and restored during early
LÊ (1533~1789)

 

Armour of China - 10th Century
Five Dynasties Period (907~979)
(Armoured Celestial Generalissimo
of JIN-Posterior 936~947)

Credit Photo : les7duquebec.com

 

Armour of China - 7th~10th Centuries
- Statue of Armoured Warrior -
(
TANG Dynasty 618~907)

 

Armure de la Chine - Early 8th Century
- Statue of Imperial Guard -
(
TANG Dynasty 618~907)

Credit Photo : Pakistan Defence

 

Armour of China - 3rd Century
- Statue of Terracotta Armoured Warrior -
TẦN (QIN 221~206 BC) Dynasty

 

Armour of China - 3rd Century
TẦN (QIN 221~206 BC) Dynasty

 

(To be continued...)

 

Bình-Định SA-LONG-CƯƠNG
Department of Medieval Martial Arts
Võ Trận Đại-Việt

TRỊNH Quang Thắng

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       A - Synoptic of the Armour's Evolution

       B - Armour's Comparative Study

       C - The Historic Re-Enactment - (Photos Gallery)

       D - The Discussion about the War Horse Armour

       E - The Discussion about the War Elephant Armour

 

 

 

 

 

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