Artifact Date:

1000 B.C. - A.D.

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC)

Creator:

Unknown

Creator Ancestory:

Chinese

Department:

The Museum Proper

Replica or Original:

Replica

On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:

On Display

Primary Material:

Terracotta

Medium:

Statue

Dimensions:

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A statue replica of a terracotta warrior.
兵馬俑雕像的複製品。

    

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Statue

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Donated by:

Unknown

Accession Number

1993.010.008

Catalogue Entry

The Terracotta Warriors are a significant archeological embodiment of Chinese culture and history. During his reign in the Qin dynasty, Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di ordered the production of over 7,000 terracotta soldiers to surround his tomb and accompany him into the afterlife. 


2,200 years ago, thousands of terracotta warriors were assembled. Each statue was constructed in clay, and using a variety of hand carving and casting techniques. Historically, there has been speculation as to which parts of the body were created with molds or by hand. Theories exist that suggest the soldier's hands and heads were created using a mold, whereas, the bodies were crafted by hand. Each soldier is uniquely decorated and dressed, revealing insight to the socio-economic ranking of the Qin military. The Terracotta Warrior replica in our collection represents a higher ranked officer, as he wears a flat single-plate crown.


兵馬俑是中國文化和歷史的重要考古發現。秦始皇在位期間,下令工匠製作7000多名兵馬俑去圍繞他的墳墓,以陪伴他進入來世。


2200年前,成千上萬的兵馬俑被製造出來,並埋到秦始皇陵墓。每個兵馬俑雕像都是用粘土建造的,並以各種手工雕刻和鑄造技術製造而成。 歷史上,一直有人猜測究竟身體的哪些部位是用模具或手工製作的。有理論認為士兵的手和頭是用模具製造的,而身體則是手工製作的。每位士兵的裝束和衣著都各不相同,顯示出秦軍社會的經濟地位。由於本館系列中的兵馬俑複製品戴著扁平的單板王冠,我們能夠知道他代表了更高級別的軍官。

Online References:

Shen, Yiren. "Making the Warrior: The Qin Terracotta Soldiers in Age of Empires": https://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/now-at-the-met/2017/terracotta-warriors-age-of-empires

Artifact Date:

1000 B.C. - A.D.

Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC)

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Unknown

Creator:

Chinese

Creator Ancestry:

Catalogue Entry

Online References:

Shen, Yiren. "Making the Warrior: The Qin Terracotta Soldiers in Age of Empires": https://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/now-at-the-met/2017/terracotta-warriors-age-of-empires

Department:

The Museum Proper

On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:

On Display

Replica or Original:

Replica

A statue replica of a terracotta warrior.
兵馬俑雕像的複製品。

Listen

00:00 / 01:04

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Statue

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Primary Material:

Terracotta

Medium:

Statue

Dimensions:

Donated by:

Unknown

Accession Number:

1993.010.008

Terracotta Warrior 兵馬俑 (8)