This blog is about sharing our experience of living in Singapore from February 2007 thru to February 2012 and all the wonderful things we saw, what we did and the places we have been. In other words, our everyday experiences! This blog will continue to survive as I add more information when appropriate.
Monday, 3 October 2011
The Terrcotta Warriors exhibition - part four
Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor and His Legacy
the exhibition will finish here in Singapore on October 16.
The armour plates:
elaborate, braided hair and detailed hands demonstrate the high level
of artistry applied to the figures. The armour plates are tied together
with leather straps which still show their original red paint. Archers
wore only light armour to ensure speed and mobility.
was one of the 'six noble arts' as well as a basic military skill
required of all soldiers. This figure is one of 160 kneeling archers
from Pit 2. They were arranged in pairs and surrounded by a large group
of standing archers, possibly reflecting battle formation.
Possibly a weightlifter:
This heavily muscled man seems to be a weightlifter. He once held an object (now missing) under his left arm. Several acrobats were found nearby, so this is likely a group of entertainers at the emperor's court.
This is the fourth - and final - in the series of blog posts on the exhibition.