Tall Chinese Neolithic Qijia Culture Pottery Jar
This tall and attractively-shaped pottery vessel was made around 4,000 years ago by peoples of the Qijia Culture in eastern Gansu province, China dating from approx. 2050 - 1700 BC. It is relatively highly-fired. The lower surface has been decorated with repeated vertical lines whereas the upper surface has been burnished to a smooth finish. In places, the top layer of the burnished surface has been worn through to show the red colour of the pottery. At the waist are two loop handles, with the surface of the body on the inside of the handles slightly depressed. It has a particularly wide flared mouth.
This is a large example of its type with a height of 31 cm (12.25 inches). There is a repair to the vulnerable mouth but overall condition is very good.
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