Dantu

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A district just south of the Yangzi River in Jiangsu province, China. A Western Zhou tomb found in 1954 at Dantu Yandunshan contained a few pieces of glazed pottery and 12 bronze ritual vessels. The inscription on one of the bronzes, a GUI of conventional early Western Zhou style, names the marquis of a fief called Yi, which may have been located on this remote frontier of the Zhou empire. The other bronzes are evidently local products; their decoration is copied in some cases from the repertoire of the native geometric pottery tradition, an influence more pronounced in later bronzes from the same region (sccTunxi).

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied

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