Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar, Xindian Stage c.1500 – 1000 B.C.
A Xindian Pottery Amphora, Late Neolithic Xindian Culture, Gansu c.1500 – 500 B.C. Decorated with in Black with Abstract Designs and Sun Type Motifs. The Lower Portion of the Jar with Rough Tooled Markings, Giving a Combed Like Appearance.
The rim is restored.
Height : 34 cm (13 1/4 inches)
The Chinese late Neolithic Period is one in which bronze was in use in some areas, but the development of this new technology spread unevenly among the different Neolithic cultures. Many areas were unaware of the new ability to produce bronze. For a similar Xindian Neolithic jar see : Pre-Tang Ceramics of China, Chinese Pottery from 4000 B.C. to 600 A.D. (William Watson, Faber and Faber,1991. ISBN 0-571-15433-6) page 97 plate 62.
Stock number: 20946.