- Place where the work was made
- Cultural origin
- Qinghai province
- Late Neolithic period circa 5000-2100BCE → Neolithic period 10,000 - circa 2100 BCE → China
- circa 2300 BCE-2000 BCE
- Media category
- Materials used
- 13.0 cm diam. of mouth; 37.7 x 37.0 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Elisabeth M. Smith 2002
- Lower Asian gallery
- Accession number
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.
Where the work was made
Referenced in 1 publication
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 101 (colour illus.).