China - Neolithic - Majiayao Culture - Painted Earthenware Pitcher
Antiquities - China and Far East
GBP (£) 300 - 500
EUR (€) 360 - 600
USD ($) 380 - 640
Sold for (Inc. premium): £472
Circa 2,300-2,050 BC. Machang Phase, Gansu or Qinhai province. A two-handled geometric earthenware pitcher, the painted ornamentation of four chequered roundels in red and black linked by black linear and arc decoration and the rim painted with chevrons, dashes and circles, in red and black. 295 high x 275mm wide. Generally fine; some abrasion affecting part of painting.
Cf. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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