Chinese Neolithic Twin-Handled Jar - Qijia Culture
This fine pottery jar was made around 4,000 years ago by peoples of the Neolithic Qijia Culture (c. 2050 - 1700 BC), from what is now eastern Gansu province, China. They produced a variety of pottery vessels including cord-impressed pottery of many shapes and sizes as well as higher-fired jars such as this. This is quite an unusual shape with its wide body, short neck and flaring mouth, There are two wide loop handles joined at the shoulder and neck. The lower part of the jar is sculpted and there are criss-cross lines incised into the flat base.ï¿½
Height 13 cm, diameter 12.5 cm. There are small repaired chips to the vulnerable rim. A very rare example in good condition.
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