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Fine Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Siwa Culture (c. 1350 BC)


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Fine Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Siwa Culture (c. 1350 BC)

This attractively-shaped pottery jar dates to the Siwa culture (c. 1350 BC), one of the later Chinese Neolithic cultures overlapping the Bronze Age. It has been fired to an attractive orange-red and has a burnished surface making it smooth to the touch and a pleasure to handle. 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 a "saddle-shaped".

Height 13 cm. There are some tiny "nibbles" to the vulnerable mouth edge and possibly very small repairs to part of the mouth edge but when considering its great age, this is an exceptional example of its type in fine condition.

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