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The Advent of Chinese Civilization

"The Advent of Chinese Civilization"

Toyokan Room 4  October 16, 2018 (Tue) - February 11, 2019 (Mon)

Dog, Green glaze, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 2nd–3rd century (Gift of Mr. Takeyoshi Michikazu)

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:
Oracle Bones, Excavated at Yinxu, Anyang, Henan province, China, Shang dynasty, 13th–11th century BC
Stone Implement in Shape of Bird's Head, Excavated at Shuangtaizi, Lushunkou, Dalian city, Liaoning province, China, Neolithic period-Bronze Age, 2nd millennium BC (Gift of Ms. Sone Toshiko)
Jade Axe, China, Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC
Jade Bi Ornament, Dragon design, China, Warring States period–Western Han dynasty, 4th–2nd century BC