Saturday, November 10, 2007

Terra Cotta Faces

Terra Cotta Faces, originally uploaded by yellojkt.

At first, the claim that each of the eight thousand terra cotta soldiers buried in Xian is unique defies belief. To prove the point, the display inclues a large photo montage of a couple of dozen of the sculptures so that the faces can be compared side by side.

Sure enough, each picture shows different facial features, hair styles and expressions. The craftsmanship and detail is astounding.

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