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Painted Pottery from Gansu

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Gansu is one of the important birthplaces  of Chinese civilization and also home of painted pottery. Painted pottery of  Gansu shares a wonderful history of development during over 5,000 years from  Dadiwan Culture, Yangshao Culture, Majiayao Culture to Qijia Culture and Shajing  Culture of which Majiayao Culture represents the peak of painted pottery art,  hence painted pottery of Majiayao Culture has been regarded as the most colorful  part of Chinese primitive art and crown of Neolithic painted pottery.    

Painted pottery is one of the  features of cultural relics preservation of GansuProvincialMuseum. Over 400 pieces of fine painted pottery displayed in  the 1100-square-meter showroom provide visitors a clue to understand the   history of development of painted pottery from Gansu.

This exhibition, based on sequence of  cultural development, is composed of six parts : Spark of the Civilization –  Painted Pottery of the Dadiwan Culture , Start of the Brilliance – Painted  pottery of the Yangshao culture, Crown of Painted Pottery – Painted Pottery of  the Majiayao Culture, Remaining Brilliance — Painted Pottery of the Bronze Age  Cultures, Rare Treasures in the Garden of Pottery and Experiment of Pottery  Making Craft showing systematically general situation of ancient painted pottery  cultures in Gansu.

Modern technological means have been  applied in this exhibition to restore some scenes showing people's life in  primitive society, living environment and process of painted pottery production  and use of painted pottery.


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