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February 19, 2013 > China's Terracotta Warriors

China's Terracotta Warriors

Submitted By Diane Leys

San Francisco Asian Art Museum docent and lecturer Laurabeth Grieneeks Nelson will present a program entitled, "China's Terracotta Warriors, The First Emperor's Legacy" at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, in the Fukaya Room, at the Fremont Main Library.

China's First Emperor, seeking to conquer death, built a vast tomb guarded by life size terra cotta army warriors, including infantrymen, horses, chariots, armor, and weaponry. Unearthed in 1974, after being interred for more than 2,000 years, the army is estimated to include more than 7,000 life-sized figures and over 10,000 weapons. Ten figures are included in San Francisco's exhibit.

Nelson, an Asian Art Museum docent for fifteen years, will discuss the extraordinary traveling exhibition of "China's Terracotta Warriors" featured at the Asian Art Museum from February 22 to May 27. She plans to include a slide presentation with her discussion of one of China's premier tourist attractions.

Admission is free. This program is sponsored by the Olive Hyde Art Guild.

China's Terra Cotta Warriors, The First Emperor's Legacy
Wednesday, Feb 27
10 a.m.
Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 745-1401

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