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    Ancient Chinese Sculpture Gallery flower-like hair braids - compare to the similar flower decorations throughout South American/Mexican ancient Mayan figurative art in earrings and gold

    ANCIENT CHINESE POTTERY Terracotta,from Sichuan,Tang Dynasty ...note similarity to common "daisy" motif in ancient Mexican and Mayan figures and jewelry

    Human effigy incense burner top Maya , A.D. 400–550. -1 Compare stylization and motifs to that of ancient Chinese

    Han Dynasty tomb gate

    Ancient earthenware sculptures date back to the Tang Dynasty and are still revered today. They were placed in the tombs of emperors and aristocrats to serve spirits in the afterworld. In our interpretation, a woman with clasped hands is shown in floral garb with shoes peeping out from beneath her hemline. Unglazed, the earthenware figure has the look of an authentic Chinese artifact and adds a global perspective to a home interior.

    Located in Qinglongshan Town, Naimanqi, Tongliao City of Inner Mongolia, the tomb is the joint-burial tomb of Princess of State Chen of the Liao Dynasty and her husband Xiao Shaoju.

    Mastiff tomb figure earthenware, Eastern Han Dynasty, Art Institute of Chicago.

    Bronze mythical animal inlaid with silver Zhongshan Tombs, Pingshan, Hebei province, Warring States Period (E. Zhou), late 4th century BC.

    Bronze Standards, Zhongshan Tombs Pingshan, Hebei province, Warring States Period (E. Zhou), late 4th century BC.

    Xi'an, China: Terracotta Warrior Museum (Over 8,000 terracotta soldiers, each with a slightly different facial expression, stand guarding the tomb of the first ruler of China: Emperor Qin Shi Huang).

    Yidu, Shangdong Province - Shang Dynasty {1600 - 1046 B.C.) Excavated, 1956 - This axe was used in hand-to-hand combat, and was also a ritual object symbolizing power and military authority. The tomb it came from likely belonged to a man of wealth and influence

    Unicorn. Qing dynasty (1644-1912) 19th century, B60J837. Accents of red color created by allowing oxidation on the surface add to the artistic effect of this unicorn, a traditional guardian figure in tombs or gardens from the Tang dynasty (618-907) onward.

    Tomb guardian (zhenmushou), China, around 666, painted earthenware, 59 x 32 x 30 cm, Zhaoling Museum

    Figurine of a Western Han Dynasty soldier from the Yangjiawan Tombs near Xianyang in the Shaanxi Province of China mid-2nd century BCE

    Another stone carving from a contemporary Five Dynasties Ten Kingdoms period tomb.

    I would love to go check out these soldiers

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    Terra Cotta Warriors, China. In 1974, while digging a well in the city of Xi'an, Chinese farmers discovered an underground tomb filled with 8,000 statues of ancient Chinese warriors. Created around 221 B.C., these 8,000 terra cotta warriors are said to guard Emperor Qin's tomb.

    statue in the Ming Dynasty Tombs complex in China

    Warriors Tombs and Temples - China's Enduring Legacy at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Small collection of those taracotta warriors from the 1st Chinese Dynasty - awe inspiring that thousands were created and buried in the 11 short years of this ancient dynasty! Worth seeing.

    An ancient Chinese painted-terracotta tomb guardian; tomb guardians are usually pairs, one being an amalgamation of animals, the other human and animal; this one has a feline face and body, the legs and hooves of a horse and antlers. (The Barakat Gallery)

    TOMB FIGURES, Han Dynasty, 206BC - 220AC China (10) sold by Sotheby's, New York, on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

    1205 0005 CHINA, sycee, single stamp: Fu (wealth), rounded hexagonal shape, silver, 23x25x12mm, 41.57g, modern, XF high bid $95.00

    China - Bronze bird unearthed at Sanxingdui