The Daily Pic: China's terracotta army was built for fighting, not for looking at.
He went so far as to have rivers of mercury set up in his tomb, along with his famous thousand-soldier strong terracotta Army.
1722, from Italian terra cotta, literally "cooked earth," from terra "earth" (see terrain) + cotta "baked," from Latin cocta, fem. past participle of coquere (see cook (n.)). As a color name for brownish-red, attested from 1882.