Tall Chinese Neolithic Qijia Culture Pottery Jar
This tall and attractively-shaped pottery vessel was made around 4,000 years ago by peoples of the Qijia Culture in eastern Gansu province, China dating from approx. 2050 - 1700 BC. It is relatively highly-fired and the colour of the pottery varies in places due to uneven conditions in the Neolithic kiln. The surface, especially the upper half, is smooth to the touch. Decoration is modest with an incised band around the neck and simple impressions around the waist. At the waist are two loop handles, with the surface of the body on the inside of the handles slightly depressed. It has a particularly wide flared mouth. To the flat base are crossed line markings.
Height 25.5 cm (10 inches). Overall condition is very good; there is a small repair to the inner rim and some very small chips to the vulnerable rim edge.
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