This is a Chinese painted earthenware Seed Jar from the Yangshao Culture, c. 5000 BC to 3000 B.C. A globular form jar with a flared rim on a short-waisted neck, small painted swirls inside a lozenge grid pattern and banding to the neck and waist. Provenance: ex Yorkshire private collection. The artefact is in fine condition (chip and a section missing from the rim) and measures 110mm high 110mm diameter.

The Yangshao culture was a Neolithic culture that existed extensively along the Yellow River in China. It is dated from around 5000 BC to 3000 B.C. The culture is named after Yangshao, the first excavated site of this culture, which was discovered in 1921 in Mianchi County, Henan Province by the Swedish geologist Johan Gunnar Andersson (1874–1960). The culture flourished mainly in the provinces of Henan, Shaanxi and Shanxi.

Price: 95.00

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