Dawenkou Culture, Neolithic period BC4300-2500

White pottery guei-pitcher

Gallery201

Exhibition name

Dawenkou Culture, Neolithic period BC4300-2500

White pottery guei-pitcher

Height: 29.5 cm

Pottery was an important artifact in ancient civilization. It is said that sage rulers of China's high antiquity emphasized the making of pottery as an important skill for the people's livelihood. Archaeologically speaking, pottery production appeared in various places in Neolithic times, such as the white pottery of the Danwenkou Culture fired with clay having a high percentage of aluminum oxide. People at the time believed that the bird was the origin of their ancestors, so potters fashioned vessels similar to an abstracted bird form with its neck stretching out and crying to the heavens, also serving as a vessel for fine wine.

0%