Large Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Siwa Culture (c. 1350 BC)
This large and impressive pottery jar dates to the Siwa culture (c. 1350 BC). It has a relatively small flat base and a wide saddle-shaped mouth. There are two loop handles that join the shoulder to the rim. The surface colour of the pottery has interesting variations in places, from an attractive deep orange to grey, a result of uneven conditions during the firing process. The clay is quite gritty and in places there are surface imperfections and minor firing fissures.
Height 32.5 cm (12.75 inches). This jar is in exceptional condition with the only sign of repair being to parts of the edge of the vulnerable mouth.
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