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Treasures from the Emperor’s Tomb: Suit of Armor

Along with 7,000-some terracotta warriors, over 10,000 objects (figures, weapons, incense burners, instruments, and more) have been found in Emperor Qin Shihuang’s tomb. “China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy” features over 120.

To highlight these objects, we present to you Treasures from the Emperor’s Tomb.

Suit of Armour; Qin dynasty (221?06 BCE); Limestone; Height 77cm, Width 50cm; Excavated from Pit K9801 in Qin Shihuang’s tomb complex, 1999; Shaanxi provincial institute of archaeology 007094; The image is produced with kind permission from the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre.

This limestone body armor and the helmet were reconstructed from fragments found in a pit thought to be the armory, not far from the tomb mound. The armor consists of more than six hundred stone plaques laced together with copper wire. Excavation is ongoing, with over 130 stone suits of armor with helmets discovered to date. Stone armor was too heavy to wear into battle; it was made for burial. Combat armor was made of leather or metal.

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Reveal the Rembrandt: Round 9

Throughout the years, scholars, critics, and art lovers have debated the authenticity of many Rembrandt paintings. In the spirit of these debates, we’ve taken one detail from a Rembrandt work you’ll see in our exhibit, “Rembrandt in America,” and one detail from a piece in the MIA’s permanent collection. The question is, can you Reveal the Rembrandt?

Can you guess which detail is from a Rembrandt painting?

Detail 1

Detail 2

Take Our Poll

Check next week when we Reveal the Rembrandt to see if you are correct!

Last week’s round:

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Reveal the Rembrandt: Round 8

Throughout the years, scholars, critics, and art lovers have debated the authenticity of many Rembrandt paintings. In the spirit of these debates, we’ve taken one detail from a Rembrandt work you’ll see in our exhibit, “Rembrandt in America,” and one detail from a piece in the MIA’s permanent collection. The question is, can you Reveal the Rembrandt?

Can you guess which detail is from a Rembrandt painting?

Detail 1

Detail 2

Take Our Poll

Check next week when we Reveal the Rembrandt to see if you are correct!

Last week’s round:

Detail 1

Detail 2

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Reveal the Rembrandt: Round 7

Throughout the years, scholars, critics, and art lovers have debated the authenticity of many Rembrandt paintings. In the spirit of these debates, we’ve taken one detail from a Rembrandt work you’ll see in our exhibit, “Rembrandt in America,” and one detail from a piece in the MIA’s permanent collection. The question is, can you Reveal the Rembrandt?

Can you guess which detail is from a Rembrandt painting?

Detail 1

Detail 2

Take Our Poll

Check next week when we Reveal the Rembrandt to see if you are correct!

Last week’s round:

Detail 1

Detail 2

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Reveal the Rembrandt: Round 6

Throughout the years, scholars, critics, and art lovers have debated the authenticity of many Rembrandt paintings. In the spirit of these debates, we’ve taken one detail from a Rembrandt work you’ll see in our exhibit, “Rembrandt in America,” and one detail from a piece in the MIA’s permanent collection. The question is, can you Reveal the Rembrandt?

Can you guess which detail is from a Rembrandt painting?

Detail 1

Detail 2

Take Our Poll

Check next week when we Reveal the Rembrandt to see if you are correct!

Last week’s round:

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Reveal the Rembrandt: Round 5

Throughout the years, scholars, critics, and art lovers have debated the authenticity of many Rembrandt paintings. In the spirit of these debates, we’ve taken one detail from a Rembrandt work you’ll see in our exhibit, “Rembrandt in America,” and one detail from a piece in the MIA’s permanent collection. The question is, can you Reveal the Rembrandt?

Can you guess which detail is from a Rembrandt painting?

Detail 1

Detail 2

Take Our Poll

Check next week when we Reveal the Rembrandt to see if you are correct!

Last week’s round:

Detail 1

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Reveal the Rembrandt: Round 4

Throughout the years, scholars, critics, and art lovers have debated the authenticity of many Rembrandt paintings. In the spirit of these debates, we’ve taken one detail from a Rembrandt work you’ll see in our exhibit, “Rembrandt in America,” and one detail from a piece in the MIA’s permanent collection. The question is, can you Reveal the Rembrandt?

Can you guess which detail is from a Rembrandt painting?

Detail 1

Detail 2

Take Our Poll

Check next week when we Reveal the Rembrandt to see if you are correct!

Last week’s round:

Detail 1

Detail 2

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Reveal the Rembrandt: Round 3

Throughout the years, scholars, critics, and art lovers have debated the authenticity of many Rembrandt paintings. In the spirit of these debates, we’ve taken one detail from a Rembrandt work you’ll see in our exhibit, “Rembrandt in America,” and one detail from a piece in the MIA’s permanent collection. The question is, can you Reveal the Rembrandt?

Can you guess which detail is from a Rembrandt painting?

Detail 1

Detail 2

Take Our Poll

Check next week when we Reveal the Rembrandt to see if you are correct!

(more…)

Reveal the Rembrandt: Round 2

Throughout the years, scholars, critics, and art lovers have debated the authenticity of many Rembrandt paintings. In the spirit of these debates, we’ve taken one detail from a Rembrandt work you’ll see in our exhibit, “Rembrandt in America,” and one detail from an object in the MIA’s permanent collection. The question is, can you Reveal the Rembrandt?

Can you guess which detail is from a Rembrandt painting?

Detail 1

Detail 2

Take Our Poll

Check next week when we Reveal the Rembrandt to see if you are correct!

Last week’s round:

Detail 1

Detail 2

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Reveal the Rembrandt: Round 1

Throughout the years, scholars, critics, and art lovers have debated the authenticity of many Rembrandt paintings. In the spirit of these debates, we’ve taken one detail from a Rembrandt work you’ll see in our exhibition, “Rembrandt in America,” and one detail from an object in the MIA’s permanent collection. The question is, can you Reveal the Rembrandt?

Can you guess which detail is from a Rembrandt painting?

Detail 1

Detail 2

Take Our Poll

Check next week when we Reveal the Rembrandt to see if you are correct!

Be sure to visit “Rembrandt in America” on view through September 16.

(Via Minneapolis Institute of Arts – The Bubbler)