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Rare Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Banshan / Majiayao


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Rare Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Banshan / Majiayao Culture

This rare and very interesting pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago by peoples of the Majiayao Culture, most likely during the Banshan phase (c. 2600 - 2300 BC). It is made from pottery that has been quite highly-fired to a creamy-white colour and has a distinct ring when tapped. It has been decorated with many applied clay strips, horizontal at the waist and lower body, and diagonal around the shoulder. In addition are two very small "handles" and a most unusual "double" rim.

Height 9.5 cm (3.75 inches), diameter 11 cm (4.25 inches). Although not obvious looking at the outer surface, judging by the inside a repair has been made to one side, as far as we can ascertain, to disguise one or two minor cracks. Overall, this rare jar is in very good condition.

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