The Entombed Terra Cotta Warriors of Xi’an
The Entombed Terra Cotta Warriors of Xi’an are one of many legacies left by Chinese Emperor “Qin Shi Huang”. The figures, all hand crafted using the faces of local and migrant labourers, gave each piece a character of its own. However, such a large scale project almost bankrupt the country.
The Emperor's death in 210 BC, lead to a quick exit for the Qin dynasty and sadly the Terra Cotta army was destroyed during the peasant uprising.
Buried for over 2000 years, unearthed terra cotta fragments were recognised as pieces of the great army and the site, one of the greatest archaeological finds of the modern era.
There are 5 pieces most recognised from the site, although many more exist. The 'Warrior', or more correctly, Lancer is one such piece. The 'Archer' and 'Horse' are also widely recognisable. Two other pieces round out the 5. One is the 'General' standing proudly leaning on his now non existent sword and the other is the 'Officer'.
Our range includes all 5 in the 25 cm scale, although not all are 25 cm high. We have also included a delightful miniature of the 'Chariots", used to carry commanders around and a cute little 3 piece set in the 15 cm range.
Each Piece comes in a brocade cloth covered, cardboard box, in traditional Chinese Style.