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Title

Jar with painted decoration

circa 2300 BCE-2000 BCE


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Cultural origin

Qinghai province


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

Not on display


Accession number

294.2002



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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