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Painted patterns on Yangshao portery 2

What merit even greater attention, however, are painted pottery utensils found at a place also called “Miaodigou” on the foot of Mt. Huashan in Shaanxi. These are beautiful with strings of decorative patterns painstakingly designed and arranged. Research has led to the discovery that the workmen first used dots to mark the position of each pattern on the roughcast of a utensil, and then linked the patterns with straight lines or curved triangles to form a decorative belt vigorous and rhythmic in artistic style. A careful Produced 4,800-4,300 years ago, this pottery basin is one of the cultural relics unearthed at the Banpo ruins of the New Stone Age in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province. The decorative pattern features a human face witaltProduced 4,800-4,300 years ago, this pottery basin is one of the cultural relics unearthed at the Banpo ruins of the New Stone Age in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province. The decorative pattern features a human face wit viewer won’t miss those lines cut in intaglio or relief, forming rose flowers, buds, leaves and stems.

Pottery utensils of the same Yangshao culture that are found in different places invariably have different the me patterns for their decorative belts. Nevertheless, patterns with rose flowers as the theme decoration are found on pottery of all types, indicating an inherent link of theirs.

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