China’s Terracotta Warriors @ Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)

China's Terracotta Warriors Exposition

Après Minneapolis, l’exposition « China’s Terracotta Warriors » investit San Francisco. En effet, depuis le 22 février, l’Asian Art Museum de la ville californienne propose un aperçu de l’incroyable armée de terre cuite. Un bataillon de plus de 7000 statues découvert en 1974 dans le tombeau du Premier Empereur chinois Qin Shihuang (IIIe av. JC). Celui-ci avait ordonné, de son vivant, la fabrication de ces figures à échelle humaine afin qu’elles soient enterrées avec lui. Il prétendait ainsi conquérir la mort et atteindre l’immortalité. L’événement présente donc 10 statues ainsi que des armes trouvées dans la sépulture. Il se poursuivra jusqu’au 27 mai 2013.

China's Terracotta Warriors - Asian Art Museum

Installation view @ Asian Art Museum
© Karl Mondon

 

Armored military officer (detail), Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE)
Terracotta
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Installation view @ Asian Art Museum
© Karl Mondon

 

Light infantryman, Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE)
Terracotta
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Armored infantryman – Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE)
Terracotta
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Installation view @ Asian Art Museum
© Karl Mondon

 

Armored kneeling archer – Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE)
Terracotta
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China's Terracotta Warriors

Installation view @ Asian Art Museum
© Karl Mondon

 

China's Terracotta Warriors

Armored General – Qin dynasty (221-226 BCE)
Terracotta H. 198 cm (77 15/16 in)
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China's Terracotta Warriors

Bo bell – Spring and Autumn period, Duke Wu’s reign (697–678 BCE)
Bronze, H. 69.6 cm (273⁄8 in), W. (bell) 28.4 cm (113⁄16 in)
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China's Terracotta Warriors

Installation view @ Asian Art Museum
© Karl Mondon

 

China's Terracotta Warriors

Crane, Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE)
Bronze
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China's Terracotta Warriors

Installation view @ Asian Art Museum
© Karl Mondon

 

China's Terracotta Warriors

Swan, Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE)
Bronze
© Asian Art Museum

 

China's Terracotta Warriors

Installation view @ Asian Art Museum
© Karl Mondon

 

China's Terracotta Warriors

Installation view @ Asian Art Museum
© Karl Mondon

 

China's Terracotta Warriors

Sword with inlaid openwork hilt – Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BCE)
Bronze, H. 69.6 cm (273⁄8 in), W. (bell) 28.4 cm (113⁄16 in)
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China's Terracotta Warriors

Installation view @ Asian Art Museum
© Karl Mondon

 

China's Terracotta Warriors

Cavalry horse – Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE)
Terracotta
© Minneapolis Institute of Arts

 

China's Terracotta Warriors

Installation view @ Asian Art Museum
© Karl Mondon

 

China's Terracotta Warriors

Charioteer – Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE)
Terracotta
© Minneapolis Institute of Arts

 

China's Terracotta Warriors

Chariot horse – Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE)
Terracotta
© Minneapolis Institute of Arts

 

China's Terracotta Warriors

Installation view @ Asian Art Museum
© Karl Mondon

 

China's Terracotta Warriors

Standing arhcer (detail), Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE)
Terracotta
© Asian Art Museum

 

China's Terracotta Warriors

Animal-mask ring holder, Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE)
Bronze
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China's Terracotta Warriors

Hu vessel – Warring States period (475–221 BCE), Wei state
Bronze with inlaid gold, silver, and precious stones
© Minneapolis Institute of Arts

 

China's Terracotta Warriors

Tiger – Warring States period (475–221 BCE)
Gold, H. 2.3 cm (7⁄8 in), L. 4.8 cm (17⁄8 in)
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China's Terracotta Warriors
Duck-head belt hook, (770-476 BCE)
Gold
© Asian Art Museum

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