Terracota Army, China

Terracota Army Pit 3 - Southern Chamber

Terracota Army Pit 3 – Southern Chamber

Pasukan terakota atau Tentara terakota adalah kumpulan koleksi dari 8.099 terakota berbentuk tokoh prajurit dan kuda dengan ukuran asli yang terletak di dekat makam dari Kaisar pertama dinasti Qin,Qin Shi Huang.

Terracota army pit 1 - A lateral view of the battel formation. | Postcard Wuji Photo By Shang Junyi, China, 2006 | Cancellation Dates Stamp 25 september 2015

The Terracotta Army or the “Terracotta Warriors and Horses” is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.

Green -faced head of the warrior from vault II, Shaanxi Travel and Tourism Press, Stamp dated 2014

Green -faced head of the warrior from vault II, Shaanxi Travel and Tourism Press, Stamp dated 2014

The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong District, Xi’an, Shaanxi province. The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. Estimates from 2007 were that the three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits nearby Qin Shi Huang’s mausoleum. Other terracotta non-military figures were found in other pits, including officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians.

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