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    The impressed pottery was a great creation which was the result of the struggles against the natural world by the ancient Yue Tribe of Zhejiang and became the cultural symbol of the tribe. There were several hundreds of impressed pottery sites within Zhejiang province and among which the geometric impressed pottery of the high memorial platform type and Maqiao type excavated in the Hangzhou-Jiaxing-Huzhou Plain formed the important connotation of the culture of the pre-Qin Dynasty. There was a kiln of the Shang Dynasty excavated in Shangyu. The impressed pottery was very popular in the Western Zhou Dynasty and the Spring and Autumn Period.
    The impressed potteries of Zhejiang were usually made with the clay-strip circling skill and then printed with various geometric veins. The impressed potteries excavated in Changxin, Jiangshan and chun'an were the wares of the Shang Dynasty which were loose in the clay density, thin in its body and decorated with line, big pane, cloud and thunder and twisting veins. The excavation found in Changxing, Huzhou and Anji were hard in quality, thick in body and decorated with circle, twisting, flat cloud and thunder and combined veins. Among the Yue Kingdom excavations found in Shaoxing, there were coarse impressed potteries like jars and pots. The impressed potteries and primitive celadon were usually found in the same kilns during Spring and Autumn Period. The Impressed Pot of the Western Zhou Dynasty excavated in Shaoshan was decorated with string veins in its neck and printed the cloud and thunder veins on its body. The Impressed Jar of the Spring and Autumn Period found in Chun'an was plump in shoulder, stretched in its body and flat in bottom and was decorated with the combined veins of the double-lined panes and diamond patterns.
The Dragon-veined Bronze Wine Utensil
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