Tamara Talbot Rice

Ossetia Wearing Armour

Illustration 245, p256 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
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
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
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