Terracotta Warriors Storm San Francisco

Terracotta Warriors in San FranciscoThe Asian Art Museum in San Francisco is playing host to an incredible exhibit this spring. Called China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy, it’s a stunning collection of figures from the burial complex/tomb of Qin Shi Huang (259-210 BCE). Known as “The First Emperor”, Qin Shi Huang’s tomb was “guarded” by some 7,000 of these life-sized figures.

Ten of these impressive statues have been placed on display at the Asian Art Museum, and are sure to be a big draw throughout the spring. The story alone is incredible — the warriors were among thousands of terracotta “soldiers” found in an underground citadel filled with jewelry, gold, gardens, and more. They are thought to have been the First Emperor’s attempt at protecting him in the afterlife.

The attention to detail in the terracotta warriors is remarkable — each of the archers, infantrymen, generals, weapons, horses and more found in the burial complex is unique. The intricacies of the carving practically bring the terracotta warriors to life.

China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy runs until May 27th — don’t miss it.

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