Chinese Neolithic Twin-Handled Pottery Jar - Siwa Culture (c. 1350 BC)
This attractively-shaped pottery jar was made over 3,000 years ago, dating to the Siwa culture (c. 1350 BC). It has a burnished surface making it smooth to the touch. It has a wide body with a relatively small flat base. There are two loop handles joining the shoulder to the mouth which is of the form sometimes referred to as "saddle-shaped". Most of the surface has been fired to a very attractive orange-red although the surface colour does vary in places, a result of uneven conditions during the firing process.
Height 17.5 cm (6.75 inches), diameter 17 cm (6.5 inches). This is an exceptional and fine looking example in very good condition; there is a firing crack to the base and the possibility of a repair where the top of one handle joins the rim.
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