37.7 x 37.0cm; 13.0 diameter of rim
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.
'Early Ceramics', The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales 2003, 2003, 101 (colour illus.).