The Golden Age of Painting and Terracotta Warriors

By Stephen West - 2013-03-06T21:56:47Z

Photograph by Asian Art Museum via Bloomberg

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Armored Kneeling Archer

An armored kneeling archer from the Qin dynasty (221-206 B.C.), one of eight soldiers in "China's Terracotta Warriors." The show is on view through May 27 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. The vast burial site of Emperor Qin Shihuang, who first unified the country, was discovered in 1974 in Shaanxi province, where excavation continues to this day.