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Four Infantrymen | China | Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 9) | The Met

These twelve figures were among the roughly terracotta warriors excavated from the tomb of Liu Yue, prince of a Han fief state. Made of fine clay, the figures were originally brightly painted, as indicated by surviving traces of pigment

Pu Yi.  The last emperor of China. Qing Dynasty

The last emperor of China Pu Yi sitting on the throne at the age of eleven China 1917

Large Roof Tile End | China | Qin dynasty (221–206 B.C.) | The Met

Tile ends are a decorative and functional component of traditional Chinese architecture.

Spearhead | China | Qin dynasty (221–206 B.C.) | The Met

Spearhead | China | Qin dynasty (221–206 B.C.) | The Met

Terracote Army is one of the most interesting archeological sites in PR China. Located in Shaanxi province, it covers an area of 16.300 square metres with more then 8.000 sculptures found on it. Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi, the creator of the place, united most of China's land for the first time so this place is also considered as the "cradle of Chinese civilization".

MANHATTAN, NY - "Terracotta Warriors: Defenders of China's First Emperor" Exhibit – Discovery Times Square "Terracotta Warriors: Defenders of China's First Emperor" Exhibit for Child or Adult (Half Off)

This exquisite harness ornament portrays a prancing horse whose hindquarters are rotated 180 degrees, a motif that Eurasian nomads transmitted from the shores of the Black Sea to the north and northwest borders of China

Harness Ornament, Western Han dynasty B. Excavated from Luozhuang, Zhangqiu, Shandong, Photo: Courtesy Jinan Municipal Institute of Archaeology

Chariot Model (Modern Replica) | China | Original: Qin dynasty (221–206 B.C.) | The Met

The chariots on which these two half-life-size models are based were excavated in 1980 from the mausoleum complex of the First Emperor of Qin.

Four horses | China | Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 9) | The Met

Four horses | China | Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 9) | The Met

Bronze ox-shaped Zun wine vessel, Shang Dynasty (between 1600 BC and 1046 BC) China.

I'm certainly not asking for anything this intricate. I just thought it looked cool so I pinned it.

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