Qin Shihuang: Terracotta Warriors and Horses

By: Capon, Edmund

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Unread with some shelf wear including rubbing at both ends of the spine and light scratches to wraps. 86 photos, 70 in color. The Qin Dynasty comprises only 15 of the 9,000years of Chinese culture. Yet, in that short time, a fragmented feudal empire was transformed into a centralized government so strong that it survived almost uninterupted for two millennia. Qin Shihuang, China's first emperor and builder of the Great Wall, decreed that he was to be buried with a horde of terracotta figures representing his army. In 1974, Qin tomb was discovered and excavated, revealing over 7,500 lifelike figures. Phalanxes of infantrymen, kneeling bowmen, cavalrymen, and chariots have emerged, each with individual, distinctive features. This book chronicles the China of the QIn Dynasty, 200 years before the birth of Christ, China's first, and most exceptional emperor, and his final resting place, one of the most amazing achievements of a remarcable civilization. This is the Catalogue to the "Exhibition of the Terracotta Figures of Warriors and Horses of the Qin Dynasty of China" that toured Australia during the 1980's. ; 96 pages

Title: Qin Shihuang: Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Author Name: Capon, Edmund

Categories: Chinese, General, Exhibit, Museum, Auction Catalogues,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, ICCA: 1983

ISBN: 0959412271

ISBN 13: 9780959412277

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Seller ID: 1944