Originally Posted by dennee
Hilt of sword in Drepung Gompa main hall (hung with inside-out ding jia coat, etc.)
That's a nice suit of armor against arrows. I guess the same concept as the Romans sectional armor! You know...very flexible and very very tightly tied together where the section joined to prevent against stabbing, and not even an arrow from small Roman ballista can penatrate the Roman sectional armor. Ingeneous design, nonetheless, like the Roman counterparts!