3rd millennium BCE Chinese Yangshao Ceramics
(active 2500 BCE - 2000 BCE)
2500 BCE-2000 BCE
3rd millennium BCE
Paris. Musée Guimet.
While the remains of the early textiles are long gone, we do have remains of the work of Neolithic potters. Some of the most beautiful pottery was created by the potters of the YANGSHAO or "Painted Pottery Culture" that flourished along the middle and upper portions of the Yellow River basin in China in the 5th millennium BCE. This magnificent pot decorated with geometric motifs painted in black and red is an excellent example of the quality of the work they produced.