Rare Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Banshan / Majiayao Culture (c. 2600 - 2300 BC)
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 pottery that has been quite highly-fired to a creamy-white colour and has a distinct ring when tapped. It has been decorated with many applied clay strips, horizontal at the waist and lower body, and diagonal around the shoulder. There is one sturdy loop handle.
Diameter 14 cm (5.5 inches), height 12 cm (4.75 inches). It is difficult to tell, but there appear to be repairs to the vulnerable rim, yet this in no way detracts from the overall appearance of this very rare and unusual jar; very good condition.
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