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China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy
Sunday, October 28, 2012—Sunday, January 20, 2013
Target Galleries (admission charged)
Ticketed Exhibition (FREE for members!)
Presented by: JP Morgan Chase
Get a glimpse into the life and legacy of China’s First Emperor. And see more than 120 rare objects including 10 terracotta tomb warriors— and other amazing artifacts from this extraordinary archaeological excavation.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, this exhibition takes visitors on a journey from the birth and rise of the Qin Empire to the life and rule of the First Emperor, his quest for immortality, and his death, burial, and legacy. To do so, it brings to Minneapolis treasures from one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our time, drawn from more than 13 institutions in China, including the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the Shaanxi Provincial Archaeological Institute, and the Shaanxi History Museum. The exhibition presents carefully selected objects, including bronze ritual and jade artifacts, gold and silver ornaments, and palatial architectural components that illustrate the emergence of the Qin State.
The MIA was among the first museums outside China to feature some of these figures in a small display held in 1985. Twenty-six years later, Chinese archaeologists are still toiling away around the burial mound of one of the most remarkable figures in the history of China, the First Emperor. The exhibition focuses on this extraordinarily influential man.