Tamara Talbot Rice
ANCIENT ARTS OF
Ossetia Wearing Armour
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Illustration 245, p256 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
245 Photograph taken at the beginning of this century showing a man from Ossetia wearing armour consisting of leather breast-plates, similar to that worn by the Tadjiks. Authorís photo
245 Until the outbreak of the First World War, men in remote areas of the Caucasus still wore armour of leather covered with bone scales, very similar to those worn by the Tadjiks at the beginning of the Christian era