Western Zhou

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Scope note
Refers to the culture, style, and period of the Zhou dynasty from ca. 1050 to 771 BCE. Bronzes and jades of this period resemble those of the preceding Shang dynasty; ceramics and glazes improved during this time although vessels were often grey. Tradition holds that imperial capitals were established during this period at Feng and Hao on the Feng River in central Shaanxi province. The exact sites of these centers are unknown although palace ruins in Fengxi have been excavated.
Western Zhou
Accepted term: 20-May-2024