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Art Talk: Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Warriors - After the First Emperor : Re-evaluating the Qin Legacy in the Han  

Join Allison Miller, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History at Southwestern University Austin, Texas; for a lecture on the terracotta warriors first discovered in the 1970s dating to the Han Dynasty (221-210 BCE).  The thousands of marionette-like figures standing in formation testify to an administration that had achieved unprecedented military power.  The First Emperor's famous assemblage, however, was not the last terracotta army to be commissioned.  His original assemblage inspired a long line of clay armies in the Western Han Dynasty (202 BCE - 9 CE).  Professor Miller's presentation will examine these new army figurines and their relationship to the Qin precedent, reflecting on their unique style.  These terracotta warriors help us consider what the armies reveal about warfare and politics in China's first long-lasting empire.

All Welcome.  Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) of Westchester

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Sunday, May 5, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Multipurpose Room
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Kate Colquitt

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