Terracotta Warriors: The Golden Warrior October

I was working on a deadline.  There were only a few days left before the grand auction (more on this later) when these magnificent warriors would find new homes to guard.  It was late at night before I came to The Golden Warrior.  He gleamed under the lights of the city, a testament that historyContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: The Golden Warrior October”

Terracotta Warriors: Base Stone of China

The Great Wall of China is made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood and other materials. Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of China, is credited for building the first wall between 220 – 206 B.C.  It was to be the first of many walls, which were later joined together to form the strong fortificationContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Base Stone of China”

Terracotta Warriors: The Guardian of the Dragon

The Guardian of the Dragon is a General with the strength, courage and loyalty to his Dragon. His task is protection; until his dying breath he will defend against all enemies. In Chinese art, dragons are characteristically depicted as long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs. In yin and yang, a dragon is yang which harmonizes with a yin fenghuang, the “Chinese phoenix.”Continue reading “Terracotta Warriors: The Guardian of the Dragon”

Terracotta Warriors: The Utopian

I was delighted to meet the Terracotta Warrior that defended the entrance of Richmond Centre – The Utopian.  The magnificent artistry was the work of my friend, Wilfred Limvalencia, who you first met when I introduced The Golden Warrior. I will let Wilfred’s words speak for The Utopian: “Strength, courage, honour, loyalty and skills areContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: The Utopian”

Terracotta Warriors: Wu Chang

Nephrite Jade! They called the stone Yu in Chinese. Treasured by the inhabitants of China for more than six millennia, no other stone has claimed this venerated status. Jade has more than five hundred Chinese characters based on the root name, many of which were associated with value, beauty, power and riches. Confucius is thoughtContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Wu Chang”

Terracotta Warriors: The Union

The Union of the Earth and the Universe, by Darren Palmer symbolizes the eternal spirit of Qin Shi Huangdi and his mother Lady Zhao. The “Three Teachings” of Confucianism, Daoism, and Chinese Buddhism were China’s enormous contribution to the spiritual and moral history of humanity.   The bond that existed between Earth and Heaven guided theContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: The Union”