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Rare Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Banshan / Majiayao


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Rare Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Banshan / Majiayao Culture (c, 2600 - 2300 BC0

This rare and very interesting pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago by peoples of the Majiayao Culture, most likely during the Banshan phase (c. 2600 - 2300 BC). It is made from quite a coarse gritty clay that has a "brittleness" to it. The decoration is most unusual with various applied clay strips to the body. Note also the impressed decoration around the inside of the mouth.

Height 14 cm (5.5 inches), diameter 15 cm (6 inches). Although not at all obvious, there do appear to be repaired cracks or breaks to the lower body. A most rare and unusual jar in good presentable condition.

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