Jar with painted decoration
- Upper Asian gallery
- 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
- Cultural origin
- Qinghai province
- China: Neolithic period 10,000–circa 2100 BCE, Late Neolithic period circa 5000–2100BCE
- circa 2300 BCE-2000 BCE
- 13.0 cm diam. of mouth; 37.7 x 37.0 cm
- Signature & date
- Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Elisabeth M. Smith 2002
- Accession number