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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, Wellington||Free|
This seller is located in Wellington City, Wellington
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Questions & Answers (55)
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 ) 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 ) 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 ) 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 ) 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 ) 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 ) 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 ) 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 ) 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 correct 10bayswater(37• 08:39 am, Sun, 9 Jun ) 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 ) How did you even come upon these ? Pretty extraordinary to be able to even use the original molds c_mac_(442• 10:05 am, Sun, 9 Jun ) 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 ) Is this auction just for the one set or the whole army iken(93• 11:22 am, Sun, 9 Jun ) 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 ) 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 ) 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 ) What SPF level sunscreen would I need to slap on these lads saltbaee(0• 01:23 pm, Mon, 10 Jun ) 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 ) 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 ) propstudio(111• Monday, 10 June 2019 ) Awesome wit Mr Seller! Good read before resting my peepers! All the best for your auction. nzjojo(449• 10:34 pm, Mon, 10 Jun ) 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 ) 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 ) 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 ) 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 ) All I can say is thank goodness for copy/paste! propstudio(111• Tuesday, 11 June 2019 ) These warriors... how effective are they really as I understand some could be quite armless? teapot-jane(131• 03:59 pm, Tue, 11 Jun ) 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 ) 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 ) 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 ) Are these okay displayed outdoors? Or do they need to be inside out of the weather? clemettroad(2385• 07:27 am, Wed, 12 Jun ) 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 ) 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 complete fiftyblues(472• 09:51 am, Wed, 12 Jun ) 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 ) 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 ) Some great background reading about the statues here... http://www.terracottawarriors.co.nz/warriors.php propstudio(111• Wednesday, 12 June 2019 ) Goodluck on you cool auction it's funny how people asking the same damn questions hahaha shock8(59• 08:49 pm, Wed, 12 Jun ) 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 ) 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 ) 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 ) 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 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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