Noontime Art Talk: The Origins of Chinese Writing: Oracle Bones of the Shang Dynasty (1600–1045 BCE)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015,

Davis Gallery

Noontime Art Talk by Ankeney Weitz, Ellerton M. and Edith K. Jette Professor of Art

In conjunction with currents7: Elizabeth Atterbury, the Museum has on view are several oracle bones from the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. Ankeney Weitz will introduce the earliest surviving traces of Chinese writing on fragments of animal bones used in ritual prophesies at the royal court.

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