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Title

Jar with painted decoration

circa 2300 BCE-2000 BCE

Artists

Unknown Artist

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Alternate image of Jar with painted decoration by
Alternate image of Jar with painted decoration by
Alternate image of Jar with painted decoration by
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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Cultural origin
    Qinghai province
    Period
    Late Neolithic period circa 5000-2100BCE Neolithic period 10,000 - circa 2100 BCE → China
    Date
    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
    Location
    Lower Asian gallery
    Accession number
    294.2002
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication