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The Advent of Chinese Civilization

"The Advent of Chinese Civilization"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 4  January 2, 2017 (Mon) - May 7, 2017 (Sun)

  
Painted Pottery Bowl, Excavated in Gansu or Qinghai province, China, Majiayao culture, ca. 3100-2800 BC

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 Bowl, Excavated in Gansu or Qinghai province, China, Majiayao culture, ca. 3100-2800 BC
Oracle Bones,
Excavated at Yinxu, Anyang, Henan province, China, Shang dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC
Jade Axe,
Neolithic period, 5th - 4th millennium BC
Jar, Paste glass decoration,
Attributed provenance: Shouxian, Lu’an, Anhui province, China, Spring and Autumn-Warring States period, 6th - 4th century BC