March 29, 1974~ Terracotta Army discovered in Shaanxi province, China

Terracotta Warriors and Horses / Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

246 BC-208 BC / Exterior earth pyramid: 154’x 1,690’x 1,591’ / Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang, Xi’an, China

Previous March 29 posts:

March 29~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Raymond Hood: Born March 29, 1881

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/29~

February 4, 960~ The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song

Seated Portrait of Song Taizu / Anonymous, Song dynasty (960-1279)

No date / Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk / 75 1/5”x66 1/2” / National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Previous February 4 posts:

February 4~ African-American visual artists

Louis-Ernest Barrias (April 13, 1841-February 4, 1905)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/4~

December 2~ Animals in Art

Pair of fittings in the form of tigers / Middle Western Zhou dynasty

Around 850-900 B.C. / Bronze / 10”x6 1/4” / Freer Gallery of Art|Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian, D.C.≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈

Two Dogs / Roman statue found 1774

1st or 2nd century A.D. / White marble / La Venaria Reale, Turin, Italy, on loan from Pius-Clementine Museum, Vatican Museums