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Black Pottery Neolithic Li 2200-1800BC

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Black Pottery   Neolithic  Li   2200-1800BC

This is a "Black Pottery" Neolithic Li from the lower Xiajiadian Culture (2200-1800BC) The beaker-shaped vessel has a flared rim and is raised on three mammiform legs. Ridges from the hand coiling can be seen inside the throat of the vessel. The Li measures 10.0" tall and 6.5" in diameter at its rim. The Li is in excellent condition with no identifiable repairs or restorations.Also attached is an auction page from a 1998 Christies Auction Catalog showing estimates for similar pieces. A companion piece is available but the companion piece does have a repair on its rim. Please feel free to email any questions.

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