Terracotta Warriors: The Warrior of Love

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.

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

16 thoughts on “Terracotta Warriors: The Warrior of Love

    1. Thank you for stopping by for a visit! I was interested to find out that the original Terracotta Warriors were colourful, too! I learn something new every day…


  1. You found it on a restaurant? It seems you have to keep your eyes open, your warriors could be anywhere. If this one is here I am sure there must be many others around!


    1. They were all over Vancouver – so it took a while to track them all down. It seems that we get tangled up in our day to day commitments and responsibilities that we forget to see the art that is in front of us, whether it is street art, a sculpture or the lines of a bridge or pathway. Since starting this blog, I am looking at my surroundings with a new appreciation for the work that goes into making our environment beautiful. Thank you for stopping by – you presence is very much appreciated.


      1. I couldn’t agree more! We are surrounded by art and sometimes (especially in the city we live) it’s hard to see it! Good look on your search I will love to continue reading more about this!


    1. I agree! The message of the Warrior of Love was a benediction to all that came before. It reminded me of the quote by J.R.R. Tolkien:

      “I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers


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