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Collection

An image of Jar with painted decoration by

China

Title
Jar with painted decoration
Place of origin
China
Cultural origin
Qinghai province
Period
Late Neolithic period circa 5000-2100BCENeolithic period 10,000 - circa 2100 BCE → China
Year
circa 2300 BCE-2000 BCE
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
earthenware
Dimensions

13.0 cm diam. of mouth; 37.7 x 37.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Elisabeth M. Smith 2002
Accession number
294.2002
Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

The strongly potted Neolithic jar is large, thin-walled and ovoid in form. It is decorated in red pigment with geometric patterns on its upper portion. The design is characteristic of painted earthenwares of the Majiayao culture (c.3300-2000 BCE), belonging to the Mangchang phase (c.2300-2000 BCE), named for a site at Machangyuan in western Qinghai Province.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 15 October 2002.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 101 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Conversations 2014, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015