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Set of FOUR Miniature Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Warriors. Replicas. China.

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I am sure you are familiar with the burial complex, so I will spare the details.  These four:  General, Officer, Soldier and Archer would make a great gift.

 

Not-So-Fun Fact:  The terracotta warriors were elaborately decorated with a variety of mineral-based paints, with each inch covered in reds, greens, pinks, browns, whites, blacks and – of course – the long-lost colors of Han purple and Han blue.  For 2,200 years these pigments were able to survive in the cool and humid underground tomb.  But when the warriors were discovered and exposed to the air . . . well, it only took about 15 seconds until the paint curled, flaked and faded.  Within four minutes the colors were lost.

 

 

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