Frisco Friday: Sikara Warrior Style

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Terracotta Warriors – Photo by Mousumi Shaw

Looking for something to do this weekend in San Francisco? Visit “China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy” at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum. The exhibit’s main attractions are the larger than life-size warrior figures. Six of the warrior figures traveled in 1994 to the Asian Art Museum. Now, eight more warriors and two horses, all slightly larger than life-size, have been shipped over. These figures, of over one thousand, were discovered by farmers digging a well in 1974 and were excavated from the vast tomb site of China’s First Emperor, Emperor Qin Shihuang. The entire feel of the exhibit evokes third century B.C. China. The exhibit’s figures include a general, kneeling archer, armored infantryman, cavalry horses and over a hundred other artifacts. All the warriors have unique features and vary in height and uniform. Until you can make it to China, take advantage of the visiting exhibit and see the epic-ness from the past with your own eyes! Check out the great photograph that our lovely Sikara founder, Mousumi Shaw, took while exploring the exhibit herself!