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Egg-shell Bei-cup
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The cup has an extremely thin wall, a highly polished surface and bamboo-shaped handles. These make the cup a unique and rare object.

History of the Object
The Longshan culture ( 龙山文化) was a late Neolithic culture in China, centered on the central and lower Yellow River and dated from about 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The Longshan culture is named after the town of Longshan in the east of the area under the administration of the city of Jinan, Shandong Province, where the first archaeological find (in 1928) and excavation (in 1930 and 1931) of this culture took place.

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Type
Ceramics 
Materials
pottery 
Measurements
Mouth Diameter 11.9cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Longshan Culture 
Geography
China 
Time period
BCE 30th century ~ BCE 21th century 
Creation date
BCE; 30th Century BCE- 21st Century BCE; Neolithic Age,Early Phase of Longshan Culture. 
Function
Wine vessel or Ritual artifact 
Acquisition
Unearthed from Yaoguanzhuang site in Weifang City in 1960. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Shandong Museum 
Museum
Shandong Museum 
Credit line
 

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