Friday, 5 April 2013

Ding Sequence One

Once upon a time Neolithic China had tripod ceramic  vessels


then bronze casting technology arrived in the Shang dynasty


Note the distinct shape two handles and three round legs much narrower than the cone legs of ceramic vessels. 

A note for those with no experience of working clay cones are easier to form by hand or wheel than narrow tubes .

Next the character used to write DING.