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This horse's head is an identical reproduction of a piece made in the 3rd century BC.
It comes from one of the workshops at the archaeological site.
The Terracotta Army or Clay Army, is a group of nearly eight thousand statues of terracotta soldiers and horses, representing the troops of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. They were buried in the pits of the Emperor Qin's mausoleum, near the city of Xi'an, in Shaanxi, in 210-209 BC.
This "buried army", whose statues almost all have a different face, was intended to protect the deceased emperor.