Monumental sculpture after Qin Dynasty 3rd century B.C. motifs.
An impressive lifesize vintage terracotta sculpture, based on the Terracotta Army sculptures of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, which formed funerary art buried with the emperor with the purpose of protecting him in the afterlife. The original figures, dating from approximately the late third century B.C.E., were discovered in 1974 outside Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. This figure is modeled after one of the tallest statues, depicting a general officer. Like the original, this terracotta warrior is modeled with his hands held over a now-missing ceremonial sword. Rich vintage patina.
Issued: c. 1980
Dimensions: 75"H x 26"L
Country of Origin: China
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