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The Advent of Chinese Civilization

"The Advent of Chinese Civilization"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 4  November 16, 2021 (Tue) - May 15, 2022 (Sun)

Carved Monster
Reportedly found at Yinxu, Anyang, Henan Province, China, Shang dynasty, 13th–11th century BC

This section of the gallery traces the development of Chinese civilization through ancient pottery, jade objects, texts, and bronzes. The collection includes Neolithic pottery from the Loess Plateau, a range of stone tools from Northern China, jade objects and oracle-bone inscriptions from the Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–ca. 1100 BC), and roof tiles from each era.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 6 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Painted Pottery Jar with a Handle Gansu or Qinghai province, China Majiayao culture, ca. 2,600-2,300 BC Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TJ-659
Oracle Bones Excavated at Yinxu, Anyang, Henan province, China Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC TJ-4666-43
Highlight Stone Spearhead Excavated at Nanshanli, Lushunkou, Dalian city, Liaoning province, China Neolithic period-Bronze Age, 2nd millennium BC Gift of Ms. Sone Toshiko, TJ-5624
Inlaid Beads China Warring States period, 5th-3rd century BC TG-1210
Highlight Jade Axe China Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC TJ-2419
Highlight Carved Monster Reportedly found at Yinxu, Anyang, Henan Province, China Shang dynasty, 13th–11th century BC TJ-4825