|Title||small painted red earthenware pot|
|Collection||Artworld: Oriental Museum|
|Date||1500 - 1000 BCE|
|Description||Neolithic ware. Thinly potted light brick-red earthenware funerary jar with two loop handles and a flat base. The upper two thirds of the body are painted in dark brown with geometric designs in concentric horizontal bands. There is a narrow solid band around the rim of the jar, with two wider bands of cross-hatched pattern and another narrow solid band below. Around the widest part of the body is a wide band of a geometric pattern of alternating triangles and chevrons, below which is a scalloped line. The handles are decorated with two crosses arranged vertically.
The body of the jar is made using the coil-method, with the outside smoothed. The handles were formed by hand and applied to the neck of the jar.
|Description Source||Legeza, I.L. 1972. Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Malcolm Macdonald Collection of Chinese Ceramics in the Gulbenkian Museum of Oriental Art and Archaeology, University of Durham. London: Oxford University Press, p. 1|
|Id Number Current Accession||1969.1|
|Id Number Former Accession||MacDonald cat. 2|
|Location Creation Site||Zhonghua, Gansu|
|Location Current Repository||The Oriental Museum|
|Measurements||14.8 x 15.5 x 15.3 cm|
|Notes||For similar red pottery urn, see J.G. Andersson: Researches into the prehistory of the Chinese, BMFEA, vol. 15 (1943), pl 134 (I)|
|Relation References||Legeza, I.L. 1972. Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Malcolm Macdonald Collection of Chinese Ceramics in the Gulbenkian Museum of Oriental Art and Archaeology, University of Durham. London: Oxford University Press|
|Rights||Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|
|Style Period||Shang Dynasty|