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 varying colours of the surface are as a result of uneven conditions in the Neolithic kiln during firing. The lower surface has been decorated with repeated vertical impressions. At the waist are two loop handles, with the surface of the body on the inside of the handles slightly depressed. It has a wide flared mouth. On the lower surface in places are limescale deposits from its long burial.
Height 27.5 cm (11 inches). There is some surface wear and minor chips to the rim as well as a small restored section at the rim. Overall, a nice example in good condition.
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