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The Advent of Chinese Civilization

"The Advent of Chinese Civilization"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 4  April 26, 2016 (Tue) - August 21, 2016 (Sun)

  
Stone Implement in Shape of Bird's Head, Excavated at Lushunkou, Dalian, Liaoning province, China, Neolithic period-Bronze Age, 2nd millennium BC (Gift of Ms. Sone Toshiko)

This section focuses on pottery and jade objects from about 3000 BC to AD 200. The items on display present the beauty that ancient Chinese people pursued in the form and color of pottery, as well as the characteristic luster of jade.

Current exhibit includes:
Painted Pottery Short-necked Jar, Excavated in Gansu or Qinghai province, China, Majiayao culture, ca. 2600-2300 BC
Red Pottery Li Cooking Vessel, Excavated at Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, Western Zhou dynasty-Spring and Autumn period, 9th-7th century BC
Oracle Bones, Excavated at Yinxu, Anyang, Henan province, China, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC
Jade Axe, Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC
Jade Bi OrnamentDragon design, Warring States period-Western Han dynasty, 4th-2nd century BC
Jar in Shape of Duck, Excavated at Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, Western Han dynasty, 1st century BC-1st century AD