The Asian Art Museum is putting on an exhibit fit for a king--or at least a high-ranking terracotta general-- with its China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy
Ten of the original thousands of terracotta warriors and their horses are available for view. No more than that are allowed outside of China.
And while the original colors of the statues are no longer available to see (except in the digital enhancement photos), the earthy bronze colors are still very impressive.
On view, among others, are the highest-ranking general, the kneeling archer and two of the army's horses. The original statues date back more than 2,000 years.
"I was very impressed with the exhibition and I think it's an amazing experience to see the Terracotta Warriors," says San Francisco resident, Tom Madison.
The warriors are all part of a massive funerary art find, unearthed in 1974 by a group of local farmers.
Other artifacts on display are also worth checking out. There is a beautifully ornate dagger and bowls fit for a king, as well as an eye-catching Animal Mask Ring Holder. That one dates back to the Qin Dynasty in 221 BCE.
These astonishing archaeological delights can only be seen at the Asian Art Museum, it's the only West Coast place that will show this exhibition. Don't miss it!
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