Ancient Indian Empires and Weapons

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It the prominent cross guard that's interesting. Cross guards show up alot in the cave paintings too, but rarely in high tier art.
 

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Looks like a elephant with a face mask, partial trunk coverage

Gandhara, 1st Century AD


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Female warrior with curved sword

Khalinga, 2nd-1st Century BC
 

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Hand guard, Hoysala, statue from Mysore, veera ballala 2 period (1173 – c. 1220 CE )

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http://nmma.nic.in/nmma/nmma_doc/Indian Archaeology Review/Indian Archaeology 1966-67 A Review.pdf

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11th Century AD, Chola, Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur

Chola Blade with the typical early-late medieval Indian quillons.



You can see the same quillons in modern Khandas some times Talwars. Termed the Hindu Basket Hilt. There is now an addition of hand guards and appendage below the pommel.
 

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Inscribed curved copper dagger, Indus valley civilization, ceremonial?

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Box Lid with Incised Figural Decoration, Andra, 3rd-4th Century AD

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Female warrior with a Indian broadsword inside a spotted sheath, Indian parrying shield - crescent and stars seem to a recurring motif on shields in the classical era

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Group of soldiers hunting a lion and stealing a cub?

Soldiers have a buckler shield, spear, spotted coat, waist sash, and boots, etc.
 
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