A Neolithic painted pottery jar of Banshan type
Gansu, 3rd Millenium BC, Yangshao culture
The generously-rounded body tapering to a flat foot and flanked by two small loop handles, the upper section decorated with four roundels containing wave patterns reserved on a black ground within large scrolls of deep red, the high straight neck with simple black bands and the inner rim with a thin looping black line.
39.5cm (15½in) wide
Chinese Works of Art
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