Chinese Mace with spherical head decorated with silver and shaft decorated with shagreen.

China

Many military inventions came from China, including the crossbow and perhaps the most important of them all, gunpowder. Chinese arms and armour could also be classed as great works of art.


Did you know?

Guardian angels?

The kings of the Maurya Empire (now India) were guarded by women, who were trained in the use of the sword and the bow.