standing figure with right hand out in front and clenched, left hand down at hip; triangular heads with black features painted on pink ground; .1 wearing a breast plate over baggy trousers; .2 wearing a striped tunic over baggy trousers

Footsoldier, one of a pair, 2nd century BCE

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These two footsoldiers accurately depict the military attire of the late Bronze Age and early Han period. One wears a chest protector of plate armor and both are attired in high boots and padded garments whose added bulk, especially the collars and sleeves, provided a barrier to arrows and other weapons. The hands of each soldier extend to grasp weapons now missing and the tunic of one displays colorful ribbons which may have indicated his rank.

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Footsoldier, one of a pair
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Artist
Accession Number
95.91.2.1
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standing figure with right hand out in front and clenched, left hand down at hip; triangular heads with black features painted on pink ground; .1 wearing a breast plate over baggy trousers; .2 wearing a striped tunic over baggy trousers