The use of soldiers and archers on horseback helped the First Emperor's armies conquer the other states.. This practice was learned from nomadic tribes living northwest of China. The horse here has no stirrups: it would be another several hundred years before these would be introduced to China.
Qin Dynasty (221-206BC)
Excavated at pit 2 of the Terracota Army, Emperor Qin Shihuang's mausoleum site.
Lintong District, Xian