PRE-HAN DYNASTY (5000 BCE- 202 BCE)

Rediscover China’s origin from myth

Until the second century BCE, China was far smaller than it is today, mainly comprising the areas in the north of Yellow River. During the Neolithic period and the Shang and Zhou dynasties, various kingdoms were co-existing and competing, having a great impact on each other as they evolved. Material evidence reveals that the style and craftsmanship of ancient earthenware pottery have developed over the centuries. Ancient objects remain the basis of almost all the ceramics invented in the later dynasties until now. They serve their particular functions, provide aesthetic value and demonstrate technical skills, providing a tantalising window through which to imagine the mysterious lives of these ancient and sophisticated civilisations.

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MAJIAYAO CULTURE SMALL PAINTED JAR

​馬家窯半山雙耳小罐

MINI POTTERY JAR

​戰漢布紋小罐

YANGSHAO CULTURE POTTERY AMPHORA

​仰韶紅陶尖底瓶

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SMALL DOUBLE HANDLED BLACK EARTHENWARE JAR

寺漥黑陶小罐

LARGE DOUBLE HANDLED LARGE RED EARTHENWARE JAR

寺漥紅陶大罐

TRIPOD GREY POTTERY VESSEL ("LI")

​商周灰陶三足鬲

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THREE LEGGED EARTHENWARE JAR (“LI”)

新石器時代灰陶三足鬲