Cincinnati Art Museum – Terracotta Warriors

Cincinnati Art Museum – Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Warriors at the Cincinnati Art Museum was a must see for us. I have been interested in the archeological find since the mid 90’s when they were first discovered. I remember reading about them in an old National Geographic my grandfather had on his bookshelf, so this was a must see.

The exhibit itself required a special ticket and an entry time. Our slot was one of the very few available Sunday afternoon. After a nice lunch at the museum’s cafe, we spent some time walking around other exhibits until our time started. I will add that bringing a precocious 4 year old with us wasn’t ideal, but he seemed to enjoy himself.

There was a lot to see for the size of the exhibit and a lot to learn. I know very little about Chinese history but their technological innovations are noteworthy. The style of the artifacts was noteworthy too in the jewelry presented. I have two pics of those below.

What fascinates me most is how the original manufacture of these artifacts would have been important news throughout ancient China, but all of that was forgotten over the centuries since then. What other important events transpired that we’ll never know about? Living in the digital age we’ve almost certainly left some kind of footprint, and I wonder what people thousands of years from now will think about us?

A Terracotta Horseman with Horse
A Terracotta Horseman with Horse

 

Crossbow trigger
Metal Crossbow Trigger Device

 

Deer with shell
Deer with Shell Inlay
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