RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts features 10 life-size terracotta figures, part of an underground army of nearly 8,000 clay soldiers and other figures created 2,000 years ago in ancient China.
Museums in New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and elsewhere have displayed various assortments of the terracotta soldiers. But the exhibit in Richmond also has 40 objects never seen before in the U.S., including ancient jade ornaments, precious jewelry and ceramics.
“Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China” is only being shown in Richmond and at the Cincinnati Art Museum. It moves on to Ohio after its run in Virginia ends March 11.