Chinese Neolithic painted bowl, Majiayao culture, Banshan period 2,500BC

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Chinese Neolithic pottery bowl with small flaring lip, decorated with geometric ‘net’ designs, two small lug handles to the sides.
Majiayao culture, Banshan period, Gansu region.
Circa 2,600 – 2,300 BC.

20cm wide, 10cm high

 

Condition: worn surface, some chips to the rim restored with very slight overpainting, pottery is stable.

 

The lugs on this piece allow it to be placed inside a larger vessel’s mouth in a stable position.

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