Fine Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Qijia Culture
This fine pottery jar was made around 4,000 years ago by peoples of the Neolithic Qijia Culture (c. 2050 - 1700 BC), from what is now eastern Gansu province, China. They produced a variety of pottery vessels including cord-impressed pottery of many shapes and sizes as well as higher-fired finely-burnished jars. Jars of this shape are particularly rare. The finely burnished surface of this jar makes it a delight to handle as well as to look at. It is relatively highly-fired, having a distinct ring to it when tapped.ï¿½The varying colours of the surface are as a result of uneven conditions in the Neolithic kin during firing. On much of the surface are the marks left by ancient root/plant growths during its long burial.
Height 14.5 cm. There are chips to the edge of the vulnerable rim, some of which have been repaired. Overall, a rare example of fine quality in very good condition.
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