Shang Bronze Elephant. Shang Artwork Of China During The Dominion Of Shang Dynasty (1600BC-1050BC) Primitive Artwork of China, most widely known for the pottery, experienced a change in the component the artisans utilized to create objects in 1600 BC, when the Shang Dynasty, referred to as the First Chinese Society, came into being. The Shang dynasty ruled China from 1600 BC to 1050 BC.
bronze vessel with tao-tie The Taotie design or the ogre mask is a motif commonly found on Chinese ritual bronze vessels from the Shang and Zhou Dynasty. The design typically consists of a zoomorphic mask, described as being frontal, bilaterally symmetrical, with a pair of raised eyes and typically no lower jaw area.
Ancient China Ceramic Pot
Japanese clay vessel made in Jyomon era (BC 145~3000)
Spouted ritual wine vessel [Possibly Anyang, Henan Province, China] (43.25.4) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Japanese clay vessel made in Jyomon era (BC 145~3000), Japan
13" Bronze and Silver Human Head-Mask - Sanxingdui culture artifact, State of Shu (蜀), an ancient state in what is now Sichuan, China. Shu was based on the Chengdu Plain, in the western Sichuan basin. This independent Shu state was conquered by the state of Qin in 316 BC, but recent archaeological discoveries at Sanxingdui and Jinsha thought to be sites of Shu culture indicate the presence of a unique civilization in this region before the Qin conquest.
Ya-ch'ou Square Kuei. Ritual vessel in the late Shang period
Covered Ritual Wine Vessel (You) in the Form of Two Addorsed Owls, 14th cent. BC - 11th cent. BC Vessel Chinese , 14th-11th century BC Shang dynasty, c. 16th-11th century BC