Very Rare Chinese Neolithic Decorated 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.
What makes this particular example extremely rare and unusual are the four wide circular decorative spots equidistant around the shoulder - of all the Siwa jars we have seen over the years, we have never seen a jar with this decoration on before.
Height 20 cm (8 inches). There is a small chip to the edge of the rim and a hole with associated crack close to one handle that has been fairly crudely repaired, most likely as the point of excavation. Overall though, a very nice jar in good presentable condition.
*** TO ORDER THIS ITEM PLEASE EMAIL US QUOTING OUR STOCK NUMBER (see above) - WE SHALL THEN EMAIL YOU BACK WITH POSTAGE COSTS AND PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS ***
*** FOR FULL DETAILS OF OUR GUARANTEE AND PAYMENT OPTIONS, PLEASE CLICK ON "Buying from us - All you need to know" ON OUR HOME PAGE ***