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Soldier-and-horse funerary statues

Museum of Qin

Published by Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, 1983
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Title: Soldier-and-horse funerary statues

Publisher: Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition..

Book Type: book

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Large, collector Chinese edition of The Terracotta Army (literally: "Soldier-and-horse funerary statues"), containing color photographs of the collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province. The photographs and illustrations are of the Army theat held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits nearby Qin Shi Huang's. Housed in a luxury edition red casing with text in Chinese. Dust jacket has some light fraying along the edges. Size: 15½" - 11½". Bookseller Inventory # 273611

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