Rare Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar (Xindian)
This rare pottery jar was made around 3,000 years ago. Although we are not certain from which Neolithic culture it originates, it does have similarities to pottery of the Xindian Culture (c. 1200 - 500 BC). It is fairly "heavily-potted" and the surface colour of the pottery varies considerably due to uneven conditions in the kiln during firing. It a has a convex base with two wide loop handles and a castellated rim. The entire outer surface has been decorated with repeated bands of lightly incised lines.
It is quite a large jar with a height of 18.5 cm (7.25 inches). There are chips to the rim and handle edges but no sign of repair or restoration; a rare jar in very good condition.
See also our very similar jar, stock number M8310.
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