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Decorative Designs in Chinese Art 中国文物的纹饰

Fire Design 火纹
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Dawenkou Culture 大汶口文化

Other Neolithic cultures in China included the Hongshan Culture 红山文化 in northeast China, Dawenkou Culture 大汶口文化 of Shandong, and the Xindian 辛店文化 and Qijia Culture 齐家文化 both of Gansu. The pictures below show painted pottery from the Dawenkou Culture.

painted pottery
大汶口文化早期公元前4400〜3600
山东兖州王因遗址 首都博物馆
Painted Pottery Pot
Early Dawenkou Culture (c. 4,400—3,600 BCE)
Excavated from Wangyin Site, Yanzhou, Shandong. Capital Museum, Beijing

The Dawenkou Culture (4,100—2,600 BCE) was a group of Neolithic communities centered around Shandong but also appearing in Anhui, Henan, and Jiangsu.

painted pottery
大汶口文化早期公元前4400〜3600
山东兖州王因遗址 首都博物馆
Painted Pottery Bowl
Early Dawenkou Culture (c. 4,400—3,600 BCE)
Excavated from Wangyin Site, Yanzhou, Shandong. Capital Museum, Beijing

The Diaolongbei 雕龙碑 site is located about 25 km northeast of the city of Zaoyang, Hubei. The site was discovered in 1957 and has plentiful late Neolithic artifacts, including dwellings, cellars, tombs, eating utensils, and tools. The picture below shows a painted pottery container from the Diaolongbei site.

painted pottery
盛储器公元前3800〜3300
湖北枣阳遗址出土 首都博物馆
Painted Pottery
A Container (c. 3,800—3,300 BCE)
Excavated at the Diaolongbei Site, Zaoyang, Hubei. Capital Museum, Beijing
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