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ARH 206 Unit 2 China 100115 NOTES 1 Neolithic Period 50001700 BCE pg 2326 A Yangshao Cultures 50002750 BCE Before the Bronze Age China has a very welldeveloped Neolithic culture changed from hunting to agriculture named after Yangshao I a Burial Urn characteristics 1 8991 09 10 Identify culture through pottery key marker by tracing cultural development shapes motif coil technique fire at the kiln clay slip Came from graves but not made for burials though social differences people who are wellof have potteries in their graves Red fine clay bowls cups urns etc Animal patterns designs Key words Painted Pottery Culture Lower portion is not painted Small handles utilitarian object not meant to be an art object used in everyday 1ifeO Exhibits careful geometric lines Handmade from coil clay fairly thin BlackRed mineral colors rested on sandy soil stylized animal forms b Bowl painted with Human face characteristics pg 24 l 2 3 9908091 Could be depicting a Shaman could be a mask as well Fish was essential to living lifestyle abstract Stylized face rarely do we see a focus on humans in early Chinese art Animals such as deer are illustrated RedYellow pottery burnished painted anthropomorphic Made for practical use Ritual BirdFrog image continued for over 3000 years Then it changed to toad with 3 legs moon and golden crow sun 0 Vessel with human head characteristics 1 2 3 4 Painted red and black Flat plane built out from the neck Ears you can put earrings Could be a water bottle 1 Kui pitcher characteristics pg 35 l 3 legs dragon kui 9909991 H O Ancestry worship with wine Kew words Not painted Consist of subcultures Fine grain white sand Artistically advanced use wheel Angular object tripod Has an upturned spout Permit liquid to be heated and poured 3 bulbous legs 11 12 Decorative and sophisticated Very staticstrong cultural presence at this time e Gu Beaker characteristics pg 24 1 Imitates metal elegant black pottery clay turned black when fired No real surface design simple slender Use for ritual than daily practices Eggshell black thickness is like egg shell cannot have impurites Polished not painted Made for special people elite 11 Bronze Age First writing from China turtle pg 2941 a Li He Ritual Wine pg 35 1 99099511 10 11 12 13 14 15 Decorated Copper and tint Bronze China has abundance material of clay Large scale technological advances in pottery One band of decoration elegant mark Thin walls derived from earlier time Abstract ornament with a mask and dragon design 3 hollow legs Zoomorphicanimals take parts from other animals and put it together Taotie glutton mask Distinguished from brown patterns Part human animal Bulging eyes Used in a variety of gatherings and festivities Most common motif b Fu Hao39s Tomb pg 3132 1 2 Actually a woman royal consort of Wu Ding The only unlooted royal tomb intact