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 of a terracotta warrior mounted on a chariot.
騎在戰車上的兵馬俑雕像。

    

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Statue

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Donated by:

Unknown

Accession Number

1993.010.009

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. 


In 1980, two substantial groups of artifacts were discovered at the Qin Shi Huang gravesite. These particular archeological discoveries unearthed bronze weapons, men, chariots and horses. Each bronze chariot consisted of four horses and one man. The chariot driver is meticulously crafted, life-sized, and realistically represented from the waist to crown of the head. Chariot drivers are equipped with additional protection on their arms, hands, head, and neck. The chariots are fully armed for battle and ostensibly decorated. 


The Chariot and Rider replica included in the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre's collection were recreated for the 1986 World Expo in Vancouver. One of the Cultural Centre's former chairmen approached the China pavilion and asked if the warriors could be donated to the Centre's community museum. The warriors were then acquired after the World Expo and are said to be the only terracotta warrior replicas that can be found outside of China. 


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。


1980年,人們在秦始皇陵的墓地發現了兩批大量文物。是次特殊的考古發現出土了青銅武器、人像、戰車和馬匹。每輛青銅戰車均由四匹馬和一個人組成。車夫的雕像是經過精雕細琢製造成真人的大小,使其從腰部到頭頂都栩栩如生。車夫的手臂、手、頭部和頸部都配備了額外的保護裝置。戰車皆是配備了全副武裝,以準備隨時戰鬥。


卡城中華文化中心所收藏的兵馬俑戰車和騎士複製品是為1986年溫哥華世博會而重新製作的。文化中心的一位前任主席走近中國館,詢問是否可以將這些戰士捐贈給中心的社區博物館。這些兵馬俑是在世博會後被收購的,據說是中國以外唯一可以找到的兵馬俑複製品。

Artifact Date:

1000 B.C. - A.D.

Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC)

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Unknown

Creator:

Chinese

Creator Ancestry:

Department:

The Museum Proper

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

On Display

Replica or Original:

Replica

A statue of a terracotta warrior mounted on a chariot.
騎在戰車上的兵馬俑雕像。

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:

1993.010.009

Terracotta Warrior (Chariot and Rider) 兵馬俑 (戰車和騎手)