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small painted red earthenware pot


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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
Cultural Context Chinese
Id Number Current Accession 1969.1
Id Number Former Accession MacDonald cat. 2
Location Creation Site Zhonghua, Gansu
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject receptacle/vessel, jar
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
Rights Owner OM
Style Period Shang Dynasty
Work Type jar
 
 

 

 

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