ancient chinese art

Many pottery objects were found near the region of Anyang. Over three-hundred graves existed there, ten of which where royal and larger in size. These graves contained bronze bells, turquoise, jade, small ornaments, and unidentified objects of pottery called the "Chia, Ku, and Chueh.aE It is believed that the "ChiaaE was a small storage container for wine. The wine would be held there and sometimes heated before serving. The "KuaE was a pottery container similar to the "ChiaaE but it was used for pouring of wine as a sacrifice, and the "ChuehaE was a wine glass which was made for holy occasions. This glass was made of bronze, for the Shang Dynasty existed during the Bronze Age. The other part of the Shang culture was the art of scribes who were hired by city officials. The scribes composed poetry and wrote inscriptions on oracle bones. The scribes either painted the writings with ink, or they engraved them. These inscriptions also were put in the graves of royal families. The inscriptions were made with over three thousand characters, and not all of them are yet deciphered. The writings are vertical, moving to the left and their content is yet a mystery. However, some of them are known to tell the future by answ



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