UNIT: TANG DYNASTY GUARDSMAN 唐卫兵
Tang dynasty soldier in heavy lamellar armor- the winged cheekpieces designate that he is from the late Tang dynasty.
Tang imperial guards depicted on the tomb relief of Li Chongrun, Crown Prince Yide, the son of Emperor Zhongzong and the infamous Empress Wei. Prince Li Chongrun- who never ascended the throne was forced to commit suicide by his grandmather, Empress Wu Zetian.
The honor guards of Crown Prince Yide, on his tomb relif, AD 706. Note the black and white cheveron stripped pennons. The black and white chevron stripes predates that of the Tang dynasty and was seen as early as the Northern Wei and Northern Qi period, likely a pattern originated from the steppe cultures of the north, nonetheless the Tang incorporated the motif and became a fixture of Tang dynasty armies.
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