LARGE Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Siwa Culture (c. 1350 BC)
This large and impressive pottery jar dates to the Siwa culture (c. 1350 BC). From its fairly small flat base, the body spreads out to a wide waist and then tapers in again to a neck of about the same width as the base before flaring out to form the mouth. There are two loop handles that join the shoulder to the rim. The surface colour of the pottery has interesting variations in places, from an attractive deep orange to grey, a result of uneven conditions during the firing process.
Height 44 cm (17.25 inches). In places on the surface of the lower body are "pock marks" resulting from long burial. In places the surface has been repaired, mostly around the waist, and there are signs of repair to part of the vulnerable mouth edge. However, still a large and impressive 3,000+ year old pottery jar in good presentable condition.
This jar is available to inspect at our gallery.
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