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From a Jade Burial Suit to Terracotta Warriors a Blockbuster

From a Jade Burial Suit to Terracotta Warriors a Blockbuster

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From a Jade Burial Suit to Terracotta Warriors, a Blockbuster Display of China's Ancient Treasures

Strongman from Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE) ...

From a Jade Burial Suit to Terracotta Warriors, a Blockbuster Display of China's Ancient Treasures

... Cowry Container with Scene of Sacrifice from the Western Han dynasty ...

From a Jade Burial Suit to Terracotta Warriors, a Blockbuster Display of China's Ancient Treasures

... Detail of jade (nephrite) burial suit of Dou Wan from the Western Han dynasty ...

... Installation view of Age of Empires at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

... Hardstone jade pigs that served as “hand warmers” from the Western Han dynasty ...

... Groups of chariot drivers, chariot riders, and infantrymen from the Western Han dynasty

“Hanging Lamp in the Shape of a Foreigner” from the Eastern Han dynasty

... Lidded box and jade bear from the Western Han Dynasty ...

... Terracota armed warriors from the Western Han dynasty Tomb ...

... Bronze horse and groom from the Eastern Han Dynasty “ ...

A terracotta soldier

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Terracotta horse and warrior group

The Burial Suit of Dou Wan features 2,000 pieces of jade. Photo: Courtesy of Hebei Provincial Museum, Shijiazhuang

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Western Han dynasty jade suit

Several of the 7,000 ancient terra-cotta soldiers are traveling to New York City.

The Terracotta Army or the “Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses” buried in the pits next to the Qin Shi Huang's tomb, Xi'an China (Photo: Cezary Wojtkowski via ...

Terracotta Army

A rank of soldiers

A jade burial suit from the Han dynasty in "Age of Empires." Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2017.

Terracotta Army at the British Museum

Pit 1

The mound where the tomb is located

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Pits

View of the Terracotta Army. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Hall 1

Original coloring on the warriors

A gilt-bronze rhinoceros dating from the 2nd century B.C. Photo: Courtesy of the Nanjing Museum

A rank of soldiers.

The Terracotta Warriors of the famous Terracotta Army inside the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum of the First Emperor of China (Photo: Pheniti Prasomphethiran via ...

Warriors' formation from rear

China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors

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Figures of the Terracotta Warriors Army in Xian, Republic of China, Asia (Photo: Cezary Wojtkowski via Shutterstock Royalty-free stock photo)

Recreated figures of an archer and an officer, showing how they would have looked when

Visitors walk past by an earthenware named "Strongman" during a media preview of the Exhibition of Civilization of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.-220 ...

Note how the faces of these two soldiers differ from each other. Each statue was constructed to be unique.

Stone armor suit on display in the National Geographic Museum.

Gallery shot of terracotta warriors

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Gallery. A rank of soldiers.

Detail of the Kneeling Archer. Photo: Courtesy of Qin Shihuangdi Mausoleum Site Museum, Lintong

Jade suit on view in the Asian Art Museum's Hambrecht Gallery, unearthed from Tomb 2

Swan from the Qin dynasty, 221–206 BCE

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China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors

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A cavalryman and his mount. Ranks of terracotta infantrymen. The Terracotta Warriors were once ...

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Terracotta warrior from the Qin dynasty, 221–206 BCE

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Prompted by this surprising find, archaeologists began to explore the area, resulting in the discovery of thousands of similar soldiers in four pits.

Construction of figures

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Excavation site

Ranks of terracotta infantrymen.

A painted earthenware statue of a female dancer, from the western Han dynasty, in "Age of Empires." Photo: Xinhua.

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Pigments used on the Terracotta Warriors

Terra cotta statuary in "Age of Empires." Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2017.

China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Army General (Left), Mid-rank officer of the Terracotta Army in Xi'an (Right)

Terracotta. Excavated from Pit 1, Qin Shihuang tomb complex, 1980. Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Shaanxi.

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Conservators and archaeologists complete conservation work of the wall paintings in the burial chamber of King Tut's tomb in the spring of 2016.

Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, talks to media during a media preview of the Exhibition of Civilization of the Qin and Han ...

Calvary horse ...

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2017.

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Excavated from Pit K0007, Qin Shihuang tomb complex, 2002. Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Shaanxi.

Terracotta Warriors Xi'an

The life-sized sculptures vary in height according to military ranking, with their uniforms, hairstyles, and even facial shapes and expressions following ...

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