Rare Large Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Caiyuan Culture
This fine and attractively-shaped pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago by peoples of the Caiyuan Culture (c. 2600 - 2200 BC) and has been excavated from the Ningxia Autonomous Region in the north of China. It is finely-potted with a wide body that tapers down to a relatively small base and one handle from the shoulder to the flared mouth. The upper surface has been burnished smooth.
Height 29 cm (11.5 inches), diameter 27 cm (10.5 inches). Overall condition is exceptional with just a repaired hole to the upper body, some surface wear and possibly a couple of very small repairs to the rim edge.
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