The Mandate of Heaven was the power of the gods over the emperors who ruled on the Dragon Throne, sanctioning their earthly authority so long as they governed their people compassionately. The emperor’s reign was to be just and benevolent. If the emperor failed, the Mandate of Heaven would be withdrawn, which would be marked by natural disasters, eclipses, comets and other celestial signs. Other indications that the Mandate was revoked could be seen in the failure of the ruler to produce an heir, military defeat and overall discord and strife.
The Guardian Warrior protects the Emperor. The Emperor protects the people.
“The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Map Position: #6 – 871 W Hastings Street
The Guardian Warrior
Artist: Mandy Boursicot
7 thoughts on “Terracotta Warriors: The Guardian Warrior”
I have looked, once again, at this terrific collection. Thanks for taking the time to take the photos–and the commentary is outstandingly educational.
Thank you!! There is more coming. I have all of the photos almost ready to go…
Looking forward to seeing them. I think you have them all
I was able to “chase” everyone of them! These Warriors are magnificent!!!
This study of the terracotta warriors that you have provided for us is outstanding. Thank you. What talented artists!
I agree – these are amazing artists. In the next couple of days, I’m heading out to Richmond. The auction is coming soon – time is of the essence.