An image of Jar with painted decoration

Unknown Artist

Jar with painted decoration

Location
Not on display
Further information

The strongly potted Neolithic jar is large, thin-walled and ovoid in form. It is decorated in red pigment with geometric patterns on its upper portion. The design is characteristic of painted earthenwares of the Majiayao culture (c.3300-2000 BCE), belonging to the Mangchang phase (c.2300-2000 BCE), named for a site at Machangyuan in western Qinghai Province.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 15 October 2002.

Place of origin
China
Cultural origin
Qinghai province
Period
China: Neolithic period 10,000–circa 2100 BCE, Late Neolithic period circa 5000–2100BCE
Year
circa 2300 BCE-2000 BCE
Media
Ceramic
Medium
earthenware
Dimensions
13.0 cm diam. of mouth; 37.7 x 37.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Elisabeth M. Smith 2002
Accession number
294.2002