The first emperor: China's entombed warriors

Temporary exhibitions gallery, lower level 1

One of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century was the discovery of the terracotta army who protected the tomb of China’s first emperor (221–210 BCE). This magnificent exhibition of some 100 objects includes 20 of the world-famous life-size warriors from Xi’an including terracotta figures of foot soldiers, generals, kneeling bowmen, cavalry and chariot horses.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia.
From Saturday 04 December 2010 to Sunday 13 March 2011

Armoured general (detail) image The first emperor: China's entombed warriors  image Terracotta Warriors, Qin dynastry (221-206 BCE) image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday 15 March 2010.
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The works are on loan from institutions in Shaanxi province including the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shihuang.