Amphora with dragon-head handles, made in the ninth century (Tang dynasty) in Changsha, Hunan Province. Ninth century (Tang dynasty). Stoneware with celadon glaze. Shown at the museum in Wang-ch’eng Park, Luoyang, Henan Province. Chinese communication with the cultures of western Asia and the Mediterranean is clearly documented by the addition of many foreign shapes to the Chinese ceramic repertoire. Amphoras, along with many other vessels, were carried over the Silk Roads, and….