Photos: Female Terracotta Warriors Exhibited in Beijing

Reuters and CNS all reported on the female terracotta warrior sculptures by Norwegian artist Marian Heyerdahl, who had her exhibition in Beijing’s 798 Art District. Heyerdahl made her works by duplicating the original terracotta warriors from Qin Shi Huangdi’s mausoleum in their original scale. From last September Heyerdahl lived in Xi’an Lintong to closely observe the terracotta warriors and to make her own works. From the back her female sculptures look like the men warriors, but from the front they are pregnant women or women holding babies. Heyerdahl wants her works to remind people today that women and children suffer the most from wars.

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