Chinese Neolithic jar, shark tooth & dot pattern, Yangshao 3,500 – 2,600 BC.
Chinese Neolithic pottery vessel, the elegant form finely potted with slightly flaring lip and no handles, decorated in iron oxide brown & red with a repeating pattern of six dots within a circle, on a ‘sharks-tooth’ ground, the neck with a net pattern.
Yangshao period, Banshan culture, Gansu region,
3,500 – 2,600 BC.
30cm high, aprox. 28cm wide
signs of burial, intact, no re-painting evident
From an old Australian Collection, collected 20th century .
Banshan, also known as Pan-shan, is the name of the grave site in the Gansu province of north China where the pottery was first identified in 1924.