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


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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