Early Turks: Male Costume in the Chinese Art
Second half of the 6th – first half of the 8th cc. (Images of ‘Others’)
Sergey A. Yatsenko


Marble mortuary bed from the Miho Museum in the Japanese city of Shigaraki


No. 6 (fig. 11).
An evidently Turkic personage in the lower part of this panel is depicted alone. It is a horseman accompanying the embassy. His costume is practically identical in the smallest details (including costume items coloring) to the costumes of those personages from the next panel (No 7), who are giving presents (or serving drinks?) to the aristocrat in the yurt, but his clothes are much shorter. We can suppose that similar clothes are depicted in the same panel on the mounted hunter, but he is partially hidden by the figure of his neighbor. To differ from the above mentioned personages his footwear (black half boots) is better seen.
A large image of Fig. 12, Marble mortuary bed from the Miho Museum in the Japanese city of Shigaraki



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