Alexandra Nachescu

About Alexandra Nachescu

Alexandra Nachescu is a museum professional and doctoral student at the University of Vienna. Prior to this she studied Sinology at the University of Oxford and the Art and Archaeology of East Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her doctoral research focuses on the art and archaeology of Chinese tombs, material exchange between Eurasian nomadic groups and China and the art and architecture of the Northern Dynasties. She also has a research interest in the collection history of Chinese art in Europe, in particular the collection history and reception of Chinese porcelain. She has taught undergraduate seminars on Chinese ceramics, painting and Buddhist art. Learn more about her work here:

Detail view of the upper body of a warrior whose head has gotten detached, Tomb of the First Emperor
Like characters in a play, the soldiers and other terracotta figures were created specifically to enact a part of the world of the First Emperor in the afterlife.

The Terracotta Warriors