Qinshi Huangdi Museum ed: PING TIANXIA: PING TIANXIA - QIN DE TONGYI. Bringing Peace to All Under Heaven - The Qin Dynasty's Unification of China. Xi'an, 2019. 312 pp. Colour plates throughout. 30x23 cm. Wrappers.
Extensive and weighty catalogue of an apt exhibition at the Qinshi Huangdi Museum located at the site of the Terracotta Warriors outside Xi'an in China. The exhibition examined the rise of the Qin state in north-west China in the 7th century BC, its rise as a power over the course of 500 years, its ultimate unification of China in 221 BC under the First Emperor and its enduring influence. In three main sections: Growing Strong; Marching towards Unification; A Hundred Subsequent Dynasties Adopting Qin-Style Governance. The exhibition brought together very fine artefacts from the collection of the host museum plus many notable loans from museums in north-west China, Sichuan and elsewhere in China. Included bronzes, inscribed wooden slips, gold, pottery, coins, jade and lacquer. All of a very high quality and demonstrating the Qin cultural heritage and its legacy. A good amount of previously unpublished material. List of contents, preface, captions and brief descriptions of plates in English. Main text in Chinese. Hard to obtain.
Subjects: Bronzes Archaeology
Item 518 in List 203.
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