Three-pronged Helmet A rigid helmet, also known as “Er-Lang Cha” (cha, a weapon with forked end in ancient China). The helmet consists of the front and the back parts. The front part is lower than the back, and both parts have a pair of up-tilted corners. Viewing from the front, there is a round warped-shou (a Chinese character meaning longevity) encircled by flames and a big velvet ball at the center, and a pair of slender dragons on both sides. Up in the top-right corner is a “tilted corner with beads” decorated with an elephant head and big velvet balls. The back part resembles the front very much, except that its “tilted corner with beads” is ornamented with Chinese flowering crabapples and some strings of beads. A pair of wings pointing upwards is attached to the back part. Besides, the helmet is painted with gold or silver. Niu Jinxin, a character in The Taoist Tieguan Painting, just wears a three-pronged helmet.