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Asian Art 2b. Yellow & Yangzi Rivers

Reading Assignment

  • Lee, pp. 23-28
  • Neave, pp. 128-130

Quiz Questions

Answer ANY TWO of the following questions:

  1. Briefly describe, in 2-3 sentences, the human-face-and-fish pattern on the bowl from Banpo.
  2. What, in your opinion, was the cong prism used for? What is your evidence?
  3. Would you say that the Goddess’s Head from Niuheliang is naturalistic? Why or why not?

Key Works

Bowl with Human-face-and-fish Pattern

Banpo bowl

Painted Pottery, red earthenware with black slip decoration; h. 7″ (16.5 cm), diam. 15 1/2″ (39.5 cm)

Banpo, Shaanxi, China

Neolithic period, Yangshao Culture, c. 4000 BCE

National Museum of China

Cong Prism

Jade; h. 2 7/8″ (7.2 cm)

Sidun, Wujin County, Jiangsu, China

Neolithic period, Liangzhu Culture, c. 2000 BCE

Nanjing Museum

Goddess’s Head

Earthenware and jade; h. 8 7/8″ (22.5 cm)

Niuheliang, Liaoning, China

Neolithic period, Hongshan Culture, c. 4000-3000 BCE

Liaoning Institute of Archaeology, Shenyang



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