In 1974, the vast burial chamber of third-century Chinese Emperor Qin Shihuangdi was discovered by farmers in the north-central Shaanxi Province. It contained more than 7,000 life-size terra-cotta warriors. This set of four handcrafted miniature terra-cotta models of classic poses general, soldier, and archerarrives in a black silk gift box. The National Geographic Museum's 2009–2010 "Terra Cotta Warriors" exhibition was the most well attended in the museum's history, and these figures are a handsome commemoration of this landmark event.
Box is 7"W x 9"H. Warriors are 5"H (kneeling)–6"H (standing).
From left to right as pictured here are an administrative officer, a kneeling archer, a soldier, and a general.
The price of this set was less than the set in the gift shop in Xian, China, adjacent to the actual Terracotta Soldier excavations. However, I experienced two major problems. The first...Read complete review
The price of this set was less than the set in the gift shop in Xian, China, adjacent to the actual Terracotta Soldier excavations. However, I experienced two major problems. The first is the uneven bases that i had to build up with craft glue in order to get them to stand up for display. The second is that it is extremely difficult to determine which is the soldier and ranking officer. The description refers to only three of the four statues. It is relatively easy to pick out the General and Kneeling Archer, but the last two of the four is a guess, even with a book and different material/brochures that I brought home with me. The figures advertised should have corresponding titles for the rank or character that they represent.
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Nice, but not perfect
I love the look of these warriors, but the coloration of one is quite different than the other three. Several have to be propped against something because the bottoms are not entirely flat,...Read complete review
I love the look of these warriors, but the coloration of one is quite different than the other three. Several have to be propped against something because the bottoms are not entirely flat, so they are not very stable. I still love them and they fit well with my decor, however.
Comments about Terra-cotta Chinese Warriors - Set of 4:
This set of Chinese warrior figurines is like nothing I have seen before,they are original, unusual, unique, interesting, conversation starters and they can be displayed in many ways and in many different areas of the home, also would look nice being displayed in an offic setting.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Often described as the eighth Wonder of the
World, the massive, underground army made from fired clay evokes both awe and curiosity. Who was this powerful Emperor of the Qin Dynasty who needed these warriors to guard him in the ...