Large Jar, Painted Terracotta, China, Majiayao Culture, Banshan Period, Circa 2600-2300 Bc. flag


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"Large Jar, Painted Terracotta, China, Majiayao Culture, Banshan Period, Circa 2600-2300 Bc."
An interesting painted terracotta jar from the upper Yellow River valley in China. The vessel with a wide pouring spout, two handles is decorated with painted patterns in black and red: stripes - waves, geometric friezes and a grid.
The ceramists of the Majiayao culture produced many types of ceramic vessels, decorated with geometric patterns, or resembling plants or symbolizing the forces of nature. The decorations were often symbolic in nature, the meaning of which is often unknown today; it is thought, for example, that the phallic lines may have suggested water. Majiayao ceramics are often described as one of the greatest achievements of Neolithic cultures in China. Scholars divide it into three periods: Majiayao (3300-2600 BC), Banshan (2600-2300 BC) and Machang (2300-2000 BC), characterized by the evolution of shapes and painted patterns used on vessels.

China, Majiayao culture, 3rd millennium BC, probably Banshan period (circa 2600-2300 BC).

Height 42 cm, length 44 cm, diameter 40 cm.

Good state of conservation.

Information and auction results:

https://www .metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/44723
https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-6189345
https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/art-china -including-property-irving-collection/large-painted-pottery-jar-73/108163
https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/ancient-civilizations-neolithic-pottery- including-the-collection-of-ronald-w-longsdorf

Free delivery within the EU ! I send parcels by insured mail (DPD or DHL). All items are packed very carefully. Payment by international bank transfer.
Price: 2 400 €
Period: Before 16th century
Style: Asian art
Condition: Good condition

Material: Terracotta
Length: 44
Diameter: 40
Height: 42

Reference: 1067844
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