2011 AUG Terracotta Warriors Weekend Festival, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

130811(Sat)

Free admission to the Asian Civilisations Museum on 13 to 14 August 2011 for the Terracotta Warriors Weekend Festival.

Special Exhibition
Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor and His Legacy
24 Jun 2011 – 16 Oct 2011 @ Special Exhibitions Gallery, ACM Empress Place.

The terracotta army buried near the tomb of the First Emperor of China is perhaps the most important archaeological discovery of our time. Unearthed in 1974 outside Xi’an, the thousands of pottery soldiers and horses are striking works of art that tell us a great deal about early China.

This exhibition features one hundred artefacts from Shaanxi province in China. Besides terracotta figures, the display contains important bronzes and jades from the Qin state before the time of the First Emperor, Shi Huangdi. The Han dynasty inherited the legacy of unified China, and charming terracotta figures from this later period show how the First Emperor’s tomb influenced later burials.

The exhibition highlights new interpretations and poses questions about what we really know of the remarkable terracotta army. Recent excavations have revealed a variety of objects, including painted warriors, acrobats meant to entertain the emperor, chariots and life-like birds. Many of these will be presented in the exhibition.

This is the first exhibition of the actual terracotta warriors to be held in Singapore, as well as the first presentation in Southeast Asia.

 This exhibition is organised by the Asian Civilisations Museum, in partnership with the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau and the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre, People’s Republic of China.

From Asian Civilisations Museum website.

http://www.acm.org.sg/home/home.asp

]1[ Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor and His Legacy 24 June – 16 October 2011.

]2[ The four horses.

]3[ Armour headgear.

]4[ Terracotta army.

This is the first exhibition of the actual terracotta warriors to be held in Singapore, as well as the first presentation in Southeast Asia.

]5[ First Emperor, his concubine and his mighty warriors.

Some photos in Flickristan.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/xtemujin/sets/72157627423184962/with/6038641350/

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