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Your chance to own a piece of history!

These extraordinary life-sized replica statues were cast using molds made from the original Terracotta Warriors of Qin Shi Huang, located outside of Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. Using the same clay, and sculpting techniques that were used to make the originals back in 210-209 BCE, these statues look exceptionally close to the originals.

Shown in several exhibitions across New Zealand in 2009-2010, these stunning statues have been used several times to tell the captivating history of the Terracotta Warriors.

A perfect display piece, or even garden ornament, these statues come in varied pieces, with 11 heads, 6 torsos, 3 legs, and several other differing parts, meaning you can assemble each warrior yourself however you'd like. Note that some of these parts contain damage, but maybe that just makes them look more authentic!

Pick up only from Mount Cook, and with this being a bulk sale, no statues will be sold separately sorry, the winning buyer must take the lot. Each piece of the warriors are very heavy, meaning you will need a large vehicle that can take a lot of weight when picking these up.

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Buyer must pick-up from Wellington City, WellingtonFree

This seller is located in Wellington City, Wellington

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    Is this real or a replica?willsolo(19)06:03 pm, Fri, 7 Jun
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    Hi, thanks for your question. These are replica warriors but cast from molds of the originals!propstudio(111)• Friday, 7 June 2019
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    have to say,theres an omen here ?markus27(243)06:51 pm, Fri, 7 Jun
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    Don't worry, we read our tea leaves, threw salt over the shoulder and avoided the black cats...hopefully it's a good omen!propstudio(111)• Friday, 7 June 2019
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    Are they microwave and dishwasher safe?ionise01(90)08:47 pm, Fri, 7 Jun
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    Unlike their distant cousins, the Tupperware Warriors, we wouldn't recommend you put these bad boys in the microwave...propstudio(111)• Friday, 7 June 2019
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    Something doesnt feel right about thispeter3748(10)09:19 pm, Fri, 7 Jun
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    Han Solo had similar thoughts as they approached the Death Star, but that worked out ok!propstudio(111)• Friday, 7 June 2019
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    What are they made from?jayce.fisher(28)10:26 pm, Fri, 7 Jun
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    They are made from terracotta clay. Some pieces, espically the leg sections have concrete on the insidepropstudio(111)• Friday, 7 June 2019
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    How heavy are these statues?nascarsonali(30)11:58 pm, Fri, 7 Jun
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    Some sections, particularly the legs and the torsos are very heavy as they have some concrete inside them. Definitely a two-person lift!!propstudio(111)• Friday, 7 June 2019
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    How many statues are there?nascarsonali(30)11:59 pm, Fri, 7 Jun
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    There are a ton of statue components. We estimate you could make up at least 4 complete statues, but there are various head/torso combos as well.propstudio(111)• Friday, 7 June 2019
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    were these the ones on display at te papa?hellfire90(1)09:31 am, Sat, 8 Jun
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    Ummm, no. Te Papa were exhibiting the original stautes. These are replicas made from molds of the originals.propstudio(111)• Saturday, 8 June 2019
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    Some people right! Haha So is the pick up Mt Cook or Wellington! ??kirstenlewis(89)11:09 am, Sat, 8 Jun
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    Yes! At least the comments make for interesting reading! Collection is from Mount Cook IN Wellington. We won't make you tramp up a snowy mountain :)propstudio(111)• Saturday, 8 June 2019
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    Size aboutive25506(648)02:08 pm, Sat, 8 Jun
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    We estimate when assembled, the warriors would stand approx 1950mm. These were left over from the exhibition ten years ago, so some mix and match assembly would be required.propstudio(111)• Saturday, 8 June 2019
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    How tall would one be fully assembled? They look smaller than the ones that were displayed at tepapa. Will you cast more from your molds or was this a one off? Very interested.....clutteredmum(129)03:26 pm, Sat, 8 Jun
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    We estimate when assembled, the warriors would stand approx 1950mm. These were left over from the exhibition ten years ago, so some mix and match assembly would be required. We don't own the molds either, they were made originally in China. Hope that helps!propstudio(111)• Saturday, 8 June 2019
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    how many complete warriors can we assemble -bit hard to get six torsos on 3 legs . is 3 legs 3 pairs of legs as that would then be a total of 3 complete . photos show a few more legs ?guybaker(77)06:29 pm, Sat, 8 Jun
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    There are a ton of statue components. We estimate you could make up at least 4 complete statues, but there are various head/torso combos as well.propstudio(111)• Saturday, 8 June 2019
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    How many statues all up all is that for one thnxakjk(47)08:36 pm, Sat, 8 Jun
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    There are a ton of statue components. We estimate you could make up at least 4 complete statues, but there are various head/torso combos as well. All being sold as one auction lot.propstudio(111)• Saturday, 8 June 2019
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    I have a Mini Clubman , would this be big enough to carry the pierces back to Auckland? Would I have to pay for additional adults on the ferry crossing?speedshotz(162)09:25 pm, Sat, 8 Jun
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    I think you would need to replicate the scene from Pork and get your Mini club mates to convoy with you! And, given the original warriors are more than 2,000 years old - I'm sure you could make a good case for a senior citizens' discount on the ferry :)propstudio(111)• Saturday, 8 June 2019
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    Wonder if we will see these in Farmers any time soon with a Jersey on and some Jeans? Great Auction!puddingmannz(119)09:33 pm, Sat, 8 Jun
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    They'd certainly be handy for a Farmers Red Dot Sale! We think they would look pretty good in a puffer jacket and beanie!propstudio(111)• Saturday, 8 June 2019
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    Hi how many10bayswater(37)08:37 am, Sun, 9 Jun
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    There are a ton of statue components. We estimate you could make up at least 4 complete statues, but there are various head/torso combos as well.propstudio(111)• Sunday, 9 June 2019
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    Hi how many complete can be made up. Their are 3 legs so it's possible to build 3 complete status, with an extra 3 middle section. Is that correct10bayswater(37)08:39 am, Sun, 9 Jun
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    There are a ton of statue components. We estimate you could make up at least 4 complete statues, but there are various head/torso combos as well.propstudio(111)• Sunday, 9 June 2019
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    Hi how much for one complete piecescottt1973(45)08:59 am, Sun, 9 Jun
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    The auction is for the whole kit and kaboodle! See the auction listing details...propstudio(111)• Sunday, 9 June 2019
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    How did you even come upon these ? Pretty extraordinary to be able to even use the original moldsc_mac_(442)10:05 am, Sun, 9 Jun
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    These were left over from the exhibition in Wellington about 10 years ago. They were made in China by artisans using the molds from the originals. It is pretty extraordinary, they look very much like the real thing.propstudio(111)• Sunday, 9 June 2019
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    So, how many fully comple warriors are there altogether please ?janwhite(483)11:07 am, Sun, 9 Jun
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    There are a ton of statue components. We estimate you could make up at least 4 complete statues, but there are various head/torso combos as well.propstudio(111)• Sunday, 9 June 2019
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    Is this auction just for the one set or the whole armyiken(93)11:22 am, Sun, 9 Jun
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    There are a ton of statue components. We estimate you could make up at least 4 complete statues, but there are various head/torso combos as well. All being sold as one auction lot.propstudio(111)• Sunday, 9 June 2019
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    No way I can afford or have anywhere to store these but SO COOL!lingi.loki(84)03:32 pm, Sun, 9 Jun
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    Statue bro?!? Yes, sadly we have run out of room in our Chinese Scholars' Garden so they have to go...propstudio(111)• Sunday, 9 June 2019
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    Love the seller and potential buyer comments lolceeceeisbawcee(4)05:10 pm, Sun, 9 Jun
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    Thanks! Yes, reading these great comments are certainly a great distraction from work :)propstudio(111)• Sunday, 9 June 2019
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    Greetings ,the photo shows three men ,you refer to them as ,"statues".I presume that there is three in the auction lot.can the heads be removed?wiseman99(3)10:27 pm, Sun, 9 Jun
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    There are a ton of statue components. We estimate you could make up at least 4 complete statues, but there are various head/torso combos as well.propstudio(111)• Sunday, 9 June 2019
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    sori only just looked at photos,heads come off i see.wiseman99(3)10:28 pm, Sun, 9 Jun
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    Yes, off with their heads!propstudio(111)• Sunday, 9 June 2019
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    Were these used in the movie heavenly creatures?gowgirl(110)10:27 am, Mon, 10 Jun
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    Alas, these warriors were not citizens of Borovnia, but I understand they share the same D.N.CLAY (Too much?)propstudio(111)• Monday, 10 June 2019
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    On a scale of 1 - Rocky Balboa, how tough are these replica statues?justinpark1d(17)10:48 am, Mon, 10 Jun
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    On the Rocky scale, we'd say they are more like Rocky Balboa in Creed - a few years older, a bit battered and bruised, but still as tough as nails!propstudio(111)• Monday, 10 June 2019
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    Any articles or documents to trace the history of replicas, when they were made, by who etc?total.fuel(20)11:13 am, Mon, 10 Jun
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    Some great background reading about the statues here... http://www.terracottawarriors.co.nz/warriors.phppropstudio(111)• Monday, 10 June 2019
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    What SPF level sunscreen would I need to slap on these ladssaltbaee(0)01:23 pm, Mon, 10 Jun
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    I'd have to defer to the scientific community for this answer. As Baz Luhrmann would say... "The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience…"propstudio(111)• Monday, 10 June 2019
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    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣sellers comebacks made my day...thank you sir or madam 😁txcbtch64(29)01:45 pm, Mon, 10 Jun
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    Why thank you!! My wife is probably cringing right now, but to be honest, I always knew that my Dad joke training would come in handy some day.propstudio(111)• Monday, 10 June 2019
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    Are they all dismembered? Several heads and torsos etc... how many complete statues are there to BYO?dawdles(311)06:26 pm, Mon, 10 Jun
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    There are a ton of statue components. We estimate you could make up at least 4 complete statues, but there are various head/torso combos as well.propstudio(111)• Monday, 10 June 2019
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    How any complete warriors would there be?jack1968(313)07:01 pm, Mon, 10 Jun
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    There are a ton of statue components. We estimate you could make up at least 4 complete statues, but there are various head/torso combos as well.propstudio(111)• Monday, 10 June 2019
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    Awesome wit Mr Seller! Good read before resting my peepers! All the best for your auction.nzjojo(449)10:34 pm, Mon, 10 Jun
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    Thank you! Happy to entertain the Trade Me comment community. Just mind you don't have too much screen time before bed, it might be good for the funny bone, but bad for your eyes :)propstudio(111)• Monday, 10 June 2019
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    So clever. Wot a crack up. You should be on Tinder hahadiva888(70)10:59 pm, Mon, 10 Jun
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    I was never really good at Tinder, I could handle the online banter - but in person, I was more like these Terracotta Warriors, the strong, silent type...propstudio(111)• Monday, 10 June 2019
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    Would you think they are tougher than the Nz Warriors,or would they also crumble under pressure?jackiefs(123)11:50 pm, Mon, 10 Jun
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    I think you'd find their scrums would be a bit of a pushover...maybe we should add these lads to the Titans' forward pack and even the odds a wee bit?propstudio(111)• Monday, 10 June 2019
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    Hi, I don’t think you mentioned previously but HOW MANY COMPLETE SOLDIERS CAN BE MADE UP AND CAN I JUST BUY ONE? (I’m laughing with you. You have the patience of a saint :-)oursnottheirs(144)02:25 pm, Tue, 11 Jun
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    All I can say is thank goodness for copy/paste!propstudio(111)• Tuesday, 11 June 2019
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    Are these haunted or cursed in anyway?tenzarelli(40)02:37 pm, Tue, 11 Jun
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    Just cursed with good looks we think...I mean who doesn't love a man bun!?!propstudio(111)• Tuesday, 11 June 2019
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    These warriors... how effective are they really as I understand some could be quite armless?teapot-jane(131)03:59 pm, Tue, 11 Jun
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    oh teapot-jane...you totally went there with the arm joke! Ok, I'll give you my best statue joke, but there's no arm in it... I work as a living statue. It's a permanent position.propstudio(111)• Tuesday, 11 June 2019
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    Would love these for the farm, they're awesome, would have been so much better if we could pick up from the real Mount Cook! Will check out with freight. Love the questions and answers! made my day; will show my husband and he might appreciate our workers a lot more! You have some great relies!sioux4(118)06:48 pm, Tue, 11 Jun
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    These guys would make perfect scarecrows! Could even put them to work herding the cows? We certainly loved replying to these questions too! :)propstudio(111)• Tuesday, 11 June 2019
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    Are these okay displayed outdoors? Or do they need to be inside out of the weather?clemettroad(2385)07:27 am, Wed, 12 Jun
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    Made from a mixture of clay, concrete, love, and tears these bad boys should be strong enough to withstand the outdoors. We do recommend bracing them if you'e going to stand them up against the welly wind, and maybe keeping them covered to save the paint from wear and tear.propstudio(111)• Wednesday, 12 June 2019
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    hi I noted on one off the questions above you said you could get 4 complete but list of parts says 3 legs so wondering how you could get 4 completefiftyblues(472)09:51 am, Wed, 12 Jun
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    In the collection of extra parts there are a few legs lying about, with a bit of DIY you could whip up another pair for the warriors to stand on. You could even have a bit of fun making a frankenstein warrior from all the extra arms and heads left lying about.propstudio(111)• Wednesday, 12 June 2019
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    Is it possible to remove my bid it seems somebody has bid on all the items in my watch list. Thank you.fattymcpie(422)02:59 pm, Wed, 12 Jun
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    Hi. You say these warriors we made from the original molds? I thought they were made to resemble each soldier, like a tailor would? That's what the guide told me when I saw them in Xi'an. or did they make molds from the originals then cast these from those?jay306(144)04:12 pm, Wed, 12 Jun
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    Some great background reading about the statues here... http://www.terracottawarriors.co.nz/warriors.phppropstudio(111)• Wednesday, 12 June 2019
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    Goodluck on you cool auction it's funny how people asking the same damn questions hahahashock8(59)08:49 pm, Wed, 12 Jun
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    Thanks! Here's an appropriate quote from actor Peter Cushing AKA Grand Moff Tarkin from STAR WARS... "There are all sorts of reasons why I don't do much work in the theatre, the main one being that after two performances I feel I've given all I can. I hate repetition, I really do. It's like asking a painter to paint the same picture every day of their life." ;)propstudio(111)• Wednesday, 12 June 2019
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    So your claiming that a ancient “mould” was used to construct these things ten or so years ago. Any proof to back that up? Find it quite strange that something as old as a original statue or mould would be allowed to make more of these when the mould itself would have been protected under unesco regulations....wonderer247(87)03:02 am, Thu, 13 Jun
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    Some great background reading about the statues here... http://www.terracottawarriors.co.nz/warriors.php These were left over from the exhibition ten years ago, so some mix and match assembly would be required. We don't own the molds either, they were made originally in China.propstudio(111)• Thursday, 13 June 2019
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    Lol! 🤣😂teapot-jane(131)03:43 pm, Thu, 13 Jun
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    👍🗿🤣propstudio(111)• Thursday, 13 June 2019
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    Hello Trade Me world! Lots of questions which is awesome! So we are all super clear on what you are bidding on. These statue components were left over from an exhibition that toured NZ 2009. They are mix & match pieces, we estimate you could make 4 complete statues from parts. As for origin, we only know what was on the NZ tour website www.terracottawarriors.co.nz/warriors.php we didn't organise tour or build of the statues. Have priced the auction accordingly & hope they go to a good home!! :)Seller comment Thursday, 13 June 2019
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    Thank you for the laughter, My tears are rolling... 🤣🤣💃ROFLsmilejanine(0)08:10 pm, Thu, 13 Jun
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    Well with a screen name like smilejanine I'd expect nothing less! Just remember, life is short...eat dessert first 🍰propstudio(111)• Thursday, 13 June 2019
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    Could you ask your parrot again the question about how many warriors can be made up from the parts . I've forgotten again after the 20th time that question was askedgn(603)08:12 pm, Thu, 13 Jun
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    P. Sherman. 42 Wallaby Way Sydney. I remembered it!! 🐟propstudio(111)• Thursday, 13 June 2019
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    Epic 👍🏽 response(s) seller. I think a pub question answer book on terracotta soldiers will be a hit seller. I’ll buy a copy if you do publish. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼. Kudos to you mate.genuine6(6)09:03 pm, Thu, 13 Jun
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    Can I buy one terracotta crotch piece?nickb420(150)09:51 pm, Thu, 13 Jun
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    will it become alive in the night? I am abit scared to buyajg4(698)12:50 pm, Fri, 14 Jun
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    Can we view the warriors?thehambo(45)08:59 am, Sat, 15 Jun
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    Sorry a bit late at this stage. Maybe the winning bidder will put them on display!propstudio(111)• Saturday, 15 June 2019
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    So, how on earth did you acquire the legal right to make replicas of priceless ancient antiquities?! I can't imagine Beijing being too cool with this... Are you breeding Pandas as well?spotontrades(474)01:24 pm, Sat, 15 Jun
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    Very surprised that many people in NZL are interested in these status. They are from my country and personally I haven’t been to Xi’An to see the real thing myself. Hope there will be a chance I get to see these replicas somewhere in NZL. 😃😃lisahorse(518)07:06 pm, Sat, 15 Jun

Terracotta Warrior Statues

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