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$ 2,500

Chinese Neolithic Painted Pottery Jar Yaoshao Culture

Origin United States
Period Pre 18th Century
Materials potterry
H. 13.5 in; Diam. 15 in;
H. 34.29 cm; Diam. 38.1 cm;
Condition Good. Wear consistent with age and use. with general surface wear as shown.
Creation Date 3000BC
Description A large Chinese Neolothic funeral jar from Yangshao culture (5000-3000BC). The reddish earthen ware features a bulbous body, a short neck with a round opening and two jug ears on the side. It was hand built with coiling method which it can be felt along the body and padded outside. The red ocher paint decorates the outside with a quarterly-divided design, with geometrical patterns of circles, dots, squares and mesh and curvy lines dominating the upper surface. The lower part remains unpainted. These types of painted jar was found by Swedish archeologist Johan Gunnar Andersson in 1925 belonging to a neolithic culture along the Yellow River in Northern China from Henai, Shanxi to Gansu. It likely belongs to Majiayao subtype (3300-2000BC).
Styles / Movements Asian, Baroque, Traditional
Patterns Abstract, Geometric, Handmade
Incollect Reference Number 394197
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