Bone carving of bird found in spoil heap 'oldest work of Chinese art'

6/11/2020 3:06:00 AM

‘It identifies an original artistic tradition,’ researcher says

Bone carving of bird found in spoil heap 'oldest work of Chinese art'

‘It identifies an original artistic tradition,’ researcher says

like to receive morning headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts by email “It also has several technological and stylistic elements distinguishing it from contemporaneous representations of birdlike creatures from Western Europe and Siberia – such as the pedestal on which the bird is perched.Researchers from Nottingham found the bone in micro-CT scan of chimp hearts.Researchers from Nottingham found the bone in micro-CT scan of chimp hearts.Bird sculpture found in China has become the earliest-known East Asian 3D art.

” Read more How lockdown has led to the creation of brilliant art He added: “Though more examples of Paleolithic carving art are needed to confirm this possibility, the Lingjing bird figurine suggests the presence of a longstanding artistic tradition specific to East Asia, with origins much earlier.” European animal and human mammoth ivory carvings dating back 40,000 years are our earliest examples of 3D art by prehistoric humans.It was more common in chimps with a heart disease that also affects humans.Prof Li said: “Due to a lack of evidence, it’s unclear when this type of three-dimensional representation became part of the cultural repertoire of groups around the rest of the world.Alternatively, it may support heart valves or alter the organ's electrical system.“The remarkable discovery of a small standing bird carving from the Paleolithic site of Lingjing sheds further light on humanity’s earliest three-dimensional art.Dogs, cows, camels, otters and sheep can also be found with a heart bone too.” Art was born at least 100,000 years when our early ancestors began making personal ornaments, pigments and engravings.

The origin of sculpture is less well known.Additional reporting by agencies.

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