Asian Art History

Asian Art History
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High Priest
Limestone
Mohenjo-daro (Pakistan)
Indus Valley Civilization
Importance: Possibly related to early Sumerian figures. Formal, dignified sculptural achievement, priest, diety, etc. Formal and hieratic- one of two important styles in Indus Valley

 
Nude male Torso
Red Sandstone
Harppa (Modern day Pakistan)
Indus Valley civilization
Importance- Organic sculpture- natural, soft, flowing not formal- intelligent study of the human body

 
Square stamp seal
Design Shiva?
White steatite
Mohenjo-Daro (Pakistan)
Importance- distinctive of Indus Valley, animals (bulls with big humps), geometric---> stylized, degree of skill-show little sign of making process

 
Bowl
Painted pottery- Red earthenware, with black slip decoration
Banpo, China
Neolithic period
Yangshao Culture
c. 4000 BCE
Importance- Banpo village created many pots, black red design is characteristic, geometrically rendered, mask on bowl/

 
Cong prism
Jade
Neolithic Period
Liangzhu Culture
C. 2000 BCE
Importance-Embellished, difficult stone to carve, highlights Neolithic accomplishments

 
Fang ding
Ceremonial Food Vessel
Bronze
China
Shang dynasty
Importance- highlights piece-mold technique, square-suggests similar to wood vessels, interesting decorations
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