Zandu Balm all day
- Aug 3, 2010
Another Shield with copper stubs Sanauli
Makes u wonder just what kind of people lived in these ages.
Oldest Helmet found in India from Sabauli. Around 4000 years old.
Antenna Sword from Sabauli.
Didn’t the Gupta’s use cataphracts and horse archery?
Woah The Shungas used horse archery? I actually did not know that.Militaristic artistic work is pretty rare, but we actually do have some horse archer models from Satavahana, Sungas to the Gutpas.
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Satavahana model, clearly a dedicated horse archer in a war scene.
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Gupta period, unlike the others this one has Central Asian characteristics like rider boots, quiver below the waist like C. Asians, etc.
Well, cant say if it was a cohesive unit of mounted archers like in the C. Asian style, but it's worth posting anyway, right? Looks like it's someone in the military, not in a hunt, etc.Woah The Shungas used horse archery? I actually did not know that.
Khalinga warriors dueling, 2nd Century BC
Right is a female warrior
Charioteer with scale armor, armed with a re-curved bow, with a crescent headed arrowhead. Driver has some sort of long sleeve clothing, drawing four horses.
Kosambi, Eastern India. Dating is probably from 2nd Century BC to 1st Century AD at most.
It's just fact. This is mentioned by Greek ambassador to the Maurya court Megasthenes and is supported by several images of the same. The one above is more artistic play, but there are legit female guards, female archers, female charioteers, etc. I am not saying they were bunch of dedicated unit of females on the battle field, but highly trained state sponsored personal bodyguards without a doubt.All this depictions of Women with weapons makes me think that women played an active role in warrior culture
Is that so?.. Ok then you should have no trouble presenting that example with its source, origin & time estimation.yes there is a figurine depicting armoured elephant probably from early centuries AD or before christianity.
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