The Terracotta Army, XI`an, China/ Every face is different, and there are over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. They've also unearthed officials, strongmen, acrobats and musicians. These date back to the late third century B.C. to protect the emperor in the afterlife.

The Terracotta Army, XI`an, China/ Every face is different, and there are over soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. These date back to the late third century B. to protect the emperor in the afterlife.

Fengxian Grotto. Longmen Caves. CHINA.

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Late Qing: The Empress Dowager Cixi rose from the position of concubine to become the most powerful woman in China, in a reign that lasted 47 years – from 1861 to 1908. Seen here as a young woman, Cixi had the fortune to bear the Xianfeng Emperor’s only male heir. After the death of the Emperor, Cixi ruled through her son, who was only five years old when his father died. Then, when the boy Emperor himself died at an early age, Cixi installed her nephew to the throne and ruled through him.

The Empress Dowager Cixi rose from the position of concubine to become the most powerful woman in China, in a reign that lasted 47 years – from 1861 to Seen here as a young woman, Cixi had the fortune to bear the Xianfeng Emperor’s only male heir.

The Longmen Caves or Grottoes  |  Luoyang, Henan, China

Longmen Caves in Luoyang, Henan, China ~ one of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art ~ There are as many as statues within the caves, ranging from an 1 inch to 57 feet in height ~ on UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding ma

China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather appliques; formed as flowerheads and butterflies, mounted with coloured cabochons and other stones, 9.2cm max | Qing Dynasty | 4'000£ ~ sold (May '15)

Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher appliques formed as flowerheads and butterflies, mounted with coloured cabochons and other stones, Qing Dynasty, China.

Charitable Chinese man feeding a criminal in a cangue. Petty criminals were sentenced to wear the canque, often for a couple of months, and display themselves in public places. At best they were humbled by dependence on others to be fed, at worst, they might starve to death. The sign on the cangue describes the man's crime. Ca. 1905.

Charitable Chinese Man Feeding Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Chinaman feeding a criminal wearing a canque. Petty criminals were sentenced to wear the cangue for months at a time, and display themselves in public places. The sign on the cangue describes the man's crime ca.

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