Twenty-five years ago, farmers in China's north-central Shannxi Province made an extraordinary discovery. While drilling for a well, they inadvertently unearthed more than 7,000 unique terra cotta figures from the 3rd century. This massive army warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians was part of the extensive necropolis of emperor Qin Shihuangdi. Only a fraction of the site has ever been excavated.
These cast-bronze warriors are reproductions of actual statues unearthed at the site. Handmade by artisans in a small workshop outside of Beijing, they capture the individual detail of the originals in a handsome piece of artwork.
Archer is approximately 9 1/4"H x 4 1/4" x 3 1/8"D; 2 lbs, 10.25 oz.