What are the major dynasties of ancient China and what kind of art did they produce?
||Types of Art Produced
|Neolithic Period (Pre-Dynastic)
||c. 7000–2250 B.C.E.
||Large-scale architecture; painted pottery; jade carving
|Xia Dynasty (debated)
||c. 2205–1700 B.C.E.
||Monumental architecture; tombs; earliest bronze work
||c. 1700–1045 B.C.E.
||Bronze vessels made using piece-mold technique; jade and lacquer objects; carved bones
||c. 1045–480 B.C.E.
||Bronze bells made using lost-wax casting technique; monumental tombs
|Period of Warring States
||Highly decorative bronze and jade; lacquered wood; silk textiles
||Monumental tombs; naturalistic clay sculpture
||206 B.C.E.–220 C.E.
||Painted silk; jade carvings; metalwork; Buddhism takes root in China
|Period of Disunity (also known as Six Dynasties or Northern and Southern Dynasties)
||Wall paintings; ceramics; painted screens; stone carving; Buddhist art; secular art; calligraphy
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