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◄"Humanities and Science University Journal" № 29 (Philology and Archaeology, World History, Art History), 2017

Qin Shihuang’s “Terracotta Army” as an Artistic and Figural Embodiment of the Idea of the All-China Absolute and Centralized Power

Li Xiaochun
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 The discovery of the terracotta army of Qin Shihuang was called
“the most important archaeological finding of the 20th century”.
The most amazing fact is that it was not an isolated single object
like archaeological findings in Egypt, Greece or Italy, but the whole
group of objects of art, which have struck contemporaries by its
grandeur, scale and meticulousness of composition. Facing terracotta army, we feel as if we are looking at the great achievements
of Qin Shihuang who possessed an outstanding intellect and talent
“at the head of more than one million armed soldiers, thousands of
chariots, ten thousand horsemen” and led this huge army towards
the unification of the country.

Keywords: the terracotta army, Qin Shihuan, Funerary sculpture, ancient China, the
Emperor, art.
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