Het Terracotta Leger van Xi'an (icoon) The Terracotta Army of Xi’an

The Terracotta Army of Xi’an

From February 1st, 2008 in the Drents Museum in Assen and from October 1st, 2008 in the Museums Maaseik/Minderbroederskerk

The treasures of the first emperors of ancient China

Het Terracotta Leger van Xi’an
Het Terracotta Leger van Xi’an
Het Terracotta Leger van Xi’an - plattegrond Assen
Het Terracotta Leger van Xi’an - plattegrond Maaseik

The treasures of the first emperors of ancient China. The world famous warriors and hundreds of other artefacts from the Qin and Han dynasties, many never before seen outside China.

Where the legacy of the Chinese culture and our legacy from the former church area of the museum come together, we display this remarkable collection in a world of its own, seen through totally transparent cloths. Just as the emperors, with their Terracotta army, created their own world within a world during their time.

Visitors are offered a perfect view of the statues from a bridge which has been constructed specifically for this purpose. The magnificent colours, which the statues originally had, have now floated down as pigments which can be seen in the glass show cases, displayed on a base of wood blackened by fire. Colours that form a base for the light used.

Due to this mystical army from Xi’an, the emperor, who had been searching his whole life to find an elixir which would give him eternal life, has in fact become immortal to us.

The Drents Museum won the 1st Price of the Artifex Award 2009 with ‘The Terracotta Army of Xi’an’.

西安兵马俑
西安兵马俑是中国秦代第一位皇帝的宝藏。
他拥有世界著名的士兵阵容。
在这次展会上展出来自秦代与汉代的100多件展品,
有些展品从未在中国以外的国家展出过。
这次中国文化的遗产和我们的遗产在我们的博物馆相
聚了。我们采用了一种特别的透明布,
把这个奇观展现在我们的世界里,
就像当年的皇帝用他的兵马俑来创建他的世界一样。
我们通过一个特制的桥,
使这一雄壮的奇观完美的展现在每一位的眼前。
兵马俑本身拥有着完美的色彩再加上黑色焦木头的底
座就好像色素在玻璃后面上下穿梭。
然而,其色彩也正是兵马俑自身的光芒。
就因为这个神秘兵马俑的存在,对于我们每个人来说,
这位成功的皇帝就好像从来就没有离开过人们的身边。

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