Xian Terracotta Kneeling Archer Warrior Figure Handmade Chinese Signed - Roadshow Collectibles

Xian Terracotta Kneeling Archer Warrior Figure Handmade Chinese Signed

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Xian Terracotta Kneeling Archer Warrior Figure, Handmade, Chinese, Signed.


The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qui Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE with the purpose of protecting 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, People's Republic of China, Shaanxi province.

What Do the Terracotta Kneeling Archers Look Like?

The terracotta kneeling archers are life-size images of warriors of the time, and their height average is 1.2 meters (3.9 feet). Craftsmen paid more attention to details when making terracotta kneeling archers, and it’s easy to see that from these warriors’ exquisite left-of-centre chignons, elaborate armour plates and stitching on the bottom of the shoes. Kneeling with right legs and squatting with left leg, nearly all of the warriors wear long robes covered with armour and squared shoes. It is worth mentioning that the warriors are sculptured with armour on the upper body and both arms, and the structure and knit of the coat armour replicate the armour worn by soldiers during the combat of that time. These uniquely-shaped kneeling archers used to hold crossbows in both hands, which have weathered. 

Item Code - CER2D488PVC

Width: 4 1/4"  Height: 10 1/8"  Depth: 4 1/2"  Weight: 1.577 kg

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