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.

 

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

 

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 Century
- LÊ Dynasty of the Renaissance (1533~1789) - .

Credit Photo : Thông-Tấn-Xả Vàng-Anh

 

Statue of Chinese Warrior in Infantryman Armour
with Pole-Arm « War Hammer Phãng-Náp »
China - 15th Century
- MING Dynasty (1367- 1644) -

(Statuary at MING Dynasty Mausoleum)

 

Helmet holding Ears Protection in
Flying Phoenix Wings shaped
(Phượng-Dực Mạo 鳳 翊 帽 )
Đại-Việt - 15th ~ 17th Century.

Helmet holding Ears Protection in Flying Phoenix Wings shaped
(Phượng-Dực Mạo 鳳 翊 帽 )
China - 14th ~ 17th Century.

(Statuary at MING Dynasty Mausoleum)

 

Helmet holding Ears Protection in Fire Pearl shaped
with Arches for protecting temples
.
(three-quarter profile view)
Đại-Việt - 13th ~ 15th Century.

(Photo Credit : Nguyễn Ngọc Phương Đông)

 

Helmet holding Ears Protection in Fire Pearl shaped
and Vambraces (Forearms Harness).
(backside view)
Đại-Việt - 13th ~ 15th Century.

(Photo Credit : Nguyễn Ngọc Phương Đông)

 

Helmet holding Ears Protection in Fire Pearl shaped
with Arches for protecting temples.
(three-quarter profile view)
(Đại-Việt - Circa 12th ~ 13th Century)

 

Helmet holding Ears Protection in Fire Pearl shaped
with Arches for protecting temples.
(back view)
(Đại-Việt - Circa 12th ~ 13th Century)

 

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)

 

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

 

Armour of Đại-Việt - 11th ~ 12th centuríes
(Low-relief of Warrior in Armour
under LÝ
Dynasty1010~1225)

 

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

 

Helmet holding Ears Protection in Fire Pearl shaped
with Arches for protecting temples,
and a fixed Mask
(front view).
(Đại-Việt - Circa 10th ~ 12th Century)

 

Helmet holding Ears Protection in Fire Pearl shaped
with Arches for protecting temples,
and a fixed Mask (back view)
(Đại-Việt - Circa 10th ~ 12th Century)

 

Helmet holding Face Mask 面 甲.
(front view).

Japan - Momoyama period (1568-1600).

 

Helmet holding Face Mask 面 甲.
(front view).

Roman - Circa 1~3 AD centuries

 

Armoured Warriors from TẦN (QIN 221~206 BC) Dynasty

 

Bronze Helmet
from Warrring States (476~221 tr. CL)

(Credit Photo : Thomas Chen)


 

 

(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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