Periods of Chinese History
Concerning the arts of the short-lived Qin Dynasty, we have to touch two aspects. The first is the very famous terracotta army (bingmayong 兵馬俑) of the First Emperor's tomb near Xianyang. This army discovered in 1974 is one of the most admired art products of China, probably of the whole world.
Terracotta army of the First Emperor's tomb
Rubbing of an inscription of a Qin bronze weight in small seal script. The characters are: 盡並...詣行
The second aspect of Qin Dynasty art is the change in writing style, producing a new style of calligraphy.
October 30, 2011 © Ulrich Theobald · Mail
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