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Chinese pottery: Clay jar, Neolithic era

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Chinese pottery: Clay jar, Neolithic era
Author(s): Consten, Eleanor von Erdberg
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: China;ceramics;book scan
Description: This type of large, hemi-spherical clay jar was probably used as a storage vessel. The narrow neck opening could be plugged with a wooden stopper. The two loop handles were attached at the centre of the jar giving a firm hold. The jar is painted and is of the Yangshao type, from Gansu province. the geometrical design of cowrie-like shapes symbolising fertility is painted in white, black and red. -- h: 40 cm.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4999


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