1.21 Recitation

1.21 Recitation - Intro to Asian Art 20:54 Ancient...

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Intro to Asian Art 20:54 Ancient Civilizations(WK 1-3) China   HISTORY  (Historic Period - The Three Dynasties) Xia (also spelled Hsia) Dynasty (c. 2206-1766 BCE)  Shang Dynasty (c.1766-c.1122 or c.1750-c.1050 BCE)Anyang, "The Waste  of Yin", Henan Province - the last capital of the Shang Dynasty Guanghan,  Sichuan Province (c.1100/1000 BCE) - site from the early Shu culture Zhou (also spelled Chou) Dynasty (c.1122/1050-221 BCE) Shang Late Shang Dynasty 1.Walled City 2.walled area: the palace district for ruling elite 3.Outside the walls: workshops and foundries for bronze casting    centralized power controlled a large workforce cemeteries    separate graveyards for royalty and commoners --urban center, social hierarchy, monumental architecture, metallurgy Tomb of Lady Fu Hao 1. one of 64 wives of the fourth Shang king to rule Anyang 2.only tomb found inside the walled palace area 3.rectangular grave with coffin box 4.grave goods: 440 bronzes, 590 jade objects, 560 bone objects
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5. two niches which held 3 corpes who followed her into death --monumental architecture, social hierarchy, metallurgy Bronze vessel, Fangding  from Fu Hao’s tomb-----feature and the connection  to Shang dynansty 1. made of metal(bronze)->metallurgy 2.Taotie:animal mask design/popular design in the Shang period       ->symbol of power 3.associated with ritual offerings to the deceased       ->ceremonial not functional
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