The Terra Cotta Army is a collection of terra cotta sculptures depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shihuang. The funerary art was buried with the emperor in 210-209 BC to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. In all, the Terracotta Army consists of over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which still remained buried. In addition to the army, other terra cotta non-military figures include officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians.