Eight life-size Terracotta Warriors from China are among the works sho
wn as part of a rare exhibition being hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
The exhibition, Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality/Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, runs from May 24 to Oct 13.
It offers a new perspective on China’s traditional culture with more than 160 exhibits
on show, including the Qin emperor’s Terracotta Warriors, which were discovered in 1974 in China’s nor
thwestern Shaanxi province, and are widely described as one of the wonders of the world.
The exhibition features eight warriors and two life-size horses from the im
perial army, as well as two half-size replicas of bronze chariots, each drawn by four horses.