Northern and Southern Dynasties Period, circa CE. Armor of Southern & Northern Dynasty Warriors. This painting depicts the body armor typical of soldiers and cavalrymen of the Southern & Northern Dynasties. Note that the horse is also attired in armor.
Based off of archaeological findings, this is the guessed dress of a military unit during the Qin Dynasty. Military workers served to protect China and the government and were used to enforce the commands of Qin Shi Huang.