24 March 2004
AT 2:OO PM PRECISELY
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A LARGE PAINTED POTTERY JAR
NEOLITHIC PERIOD, YANGSHAO CULTURE, BANSHAN TYPE, CIRCA 3000-2500 BC
The broad shoulder painted in black and red with sweeping spirals lined with saw-tooth borders centering four circular medallions, two decorated with diamond pattern filled with crosshatching, the others divided into quadrants enclosing large dots, with a pair of loop handles where the body begins to taper sharply to the small flat base
21½ in. (54.6 cm.) across handles
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