Rare Chinese Neolithic Siwa Culture Pottery Jar
This attractively-shaped pottery jar was made over 3,000 years ago by peoples of the Siwa Culture (c. 1350 BC). The body is much more "globular" in shape than the majority of similar known Siwa jars. Two handles stretch from the wide saddle-shaped mouth to the shoulder of the vessel. It has a finely-burnished surface, very smooth to the touch. Traces of fine plant root/growths still adhere to the inner surface from its long burial.ï¿½ï¿½
Height 19 cm. There are minor repairs to the edge of the vulnerable mouth and what appear to be stabilised cracks to both handles. There is also a line running from the rim to the base, not immediately apparent and we think most people would not even notice it, that seems also to be a stabilised crack, but whether due to damage or a firing fault we do not know. Notwithstanding this however, this is a lovely jar, very rare due to its shape, in very good condition.
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