13.0 cm diam. of mouth; 37.7 x 37.0 cm
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.
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 101 (colour illus.).