This post was to have been the concluding Terracotta Warriors Post. Having chased my Terracotta Warriors for over a five month period, I never expected that there would be a surprise waiting for me when I slipped into the Continental Seafood Restaurant that September morning, when preparations for the banquet were well underway. They were all there – my Terracotta Warriors. I confess, by this time I had become rather proprietary and considered that they were mine. I remembered how I had walked all over Vancouver to track them down. And then I saw him – for the first time.
The Warrior of Love did not make it on the Terracotta Warrior Map. He was beautiful. Artist Joe Mandur, Jr. said, “I wanted to show the human side of the Warriors and the men that wore the armour and went to battle prepared to sacrifice their lives for the Emperor. Their lives were full of violence and aggression but also these Warriors had families and loved one. This Warrior is both a protector of the Empire as well as a protector of family.”
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The Warrior of Love
Artist: Joe Mandur, Jr.
The Terracotta Warriors Gallery is open for viewing.