Kneeling archer from the Chinese Terracotta Army, 3rd century BCE.

It is one kind of the armored infantryman. It was unearthed from the center of the archer formation, which is located northeast of Pit 2. The pose of both hands evidences that this figure held one crossbow originally. Altogether 160 kneeling archers were found in Pit 2.

Courtesy & currently located at the Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum, China. Photos taken by Julie Laurent.

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