American broke off at terracotta warrior's finger and took it with him
ARTinvestment.RU   20 февраля 2018

The incident occurred at the end of December 2017 at the party at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, which at the time exhibited 10 soldiers from the famous "terracotta army" of Emperor Qin Shi Huang

Mr. Michael roan (Michael Rohana), 24 years old, 21 Dec 2017 came at the Philadelphia Franklin Institute's Christmas party "terrible sweater" (this is when everyone dresses up in tacky sweaters with reindeer, Santa-Клаусами, etc.). Coincidentally, the Museum then held an exhibition of 10 terracotta warriors imported from the Xian (closes March 4), and one of the priceless artifacts has come to the attention of Mr. roan. It all started with the fact that he lightly hugged the statue of the third century BC and worth $4.5 million for a selfie. But it was not enough. In the next photo, he decided to shake the hand of the warrior of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Thumb terracotta warrior broke off and remained in his hand Michael roan. He quickly left the hall with the exhibition, and then the Museum.

took a-то time to identify the vandal, because he acted in the darkness, illuminating themselves in the hall with the exhibition, the phone's flashlight. An FBI agent involved in art-преступлениями, spotted roan house in the city of bir, in the state of Delaware. The young man willingly gave terracotta finger and confessed to the crime. He is now blamed for the theft of works of art, its concealment and transportation from one state to another. The Chinese authorities are outraged by the incident and require the defendant to the strictest punishment. Chinese centre for the promotion of cultural heritage proposed to send to Philadelphia two specialists for the restoration of sculpture.

"the Terracotta army" — is the name of burial is not less than 8 100 terracotta sculptures of warriors with horses from the mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang in XI'an. The first warriors were accidentally discovered by local peasants in 1974. Since the burial site was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site, and some sculptures of soldiers are traveling the world to museums in the framework of temporary exhibitions. For example, now in addition to Philadelphia terracotta soldiers exhibits world Museum in Liverpool.

Sources: nytimes.com, artinvestment.ru



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